Trena Anderson is entering her seventh season at Kansas as Director of Basketball Operations and her third as Assistant Athletics Director for Certification.
In addition to overseeing the general operations of the program, Anderson assists with gameday management and student-athlete development through activities and events. She also directs the Hoops to Heels program and is the liaison to the Hardwood Club.
In her role as Assistant Athletics Director, Anderson serves on the Athletics Certification Steering Committee to assist with the NCAA Cycle Three Certification and Accreditation process.
Anderson joined Bonnie Henrickson's staff in 2003 as Director of Basketball Operations at Virginia Tech, after working at Michigan State for three years.
During her year at Virginia Tech, she was assistant director of summer camps, video and travel coordinator, Hoop Troop director and assisted with on-campus recruiting, academics and community service. At MSU, she was responsible for the general operations of the program, including assistance with event and facility management, promotions and the Berkowitz Complex renovation. She was also instrumental in developing and assisting with different events and community activities that raised money and awareness for women's basketball. While finishing up her graduate degree, she worked for the nationally recognized CHAMPS Life Skills Program and did extensive research on gender equity and Title IX at Michigan State.
Anderson helped increase overall membership and donations of the Fast Break Booster Club and assisted in the promotion of women's basketball, which saw attendance increase 85% from 2001-02 to 2002-03. She ignited the CNC Ball Club program that attracted over 75 young girls in the Lansing Community - which emphasized the "Choice, Not Chance" philosophy.
Anderson spent two years as an assistant track and field coach at her alma mater, Southeast Missouri State, helping to guide the Redhawks to a pair of Ohio Valley Conference Championships. While competing for SEMO, Anderson won individual titles in the 100-meter hurdles, 55-meter hurdles, 400-meter relay and holds the third fastest all-time record in the 100-meter hurdles. The SEMO track and field program boasts several conference championships and NCAA appearances.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Anderson earned a bachelor's degree in 1997 in Mass Communications from Southeast Missouri State and received her master's degree in sport administration. Anderson also worked in early 1997 at KMOX radio and KDNL-TV in St. Louis.