Retired KC Chiefs running back accepts Texas high school coaching position

March 29, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kimble Anders, retired Kansas City Chiefs fullback/running back, resigned from the Kansas City Missouri School District on March 28, 2013 as the Director of Athletics. Anders resigned his position to get back on the field and pursue his coaching career in football. He will leave Kansas City, Missouri for the state of Texas to serve as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director for the Galveston Ball High School in Galveston, TX.

During the four years Anders has served as the Athletic Director he has brought bright hope for the future of the Interscholastic League athletic programming and facility improvements. Particularly, Anders led the District in plans for renovating and upgrading the District Stadium at 63rd & Indiana Avenue for the Kansas City Public Schools Interscholastic League—an improvement that will prove to be his biggest accomplishment as Athletic Director. Anders stated, “While I will not be local, I will be watching with great excitement to seeing the KCPS District Stadium completed as this was a project that I have pursued for the last four years in order to see the student-athletes in this District compete on a level-playing field with the surrounding areas. I know this will encourage and lead the way for District student-athletes to excel in the football and soccer programs and take pride in this District.”

Anders excelled as a fullback/running back for the Kansas City Chiefs from the 1991-2000 seasons where he made a name for himself making the NFL’s Pro-Bowl three times in the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons. After his professional career, Anders moved into coaching. His coaching career thus far has spanned high school, collegiate, and the pro level. He has served as running backs coach at Fort Osage High School (2003-2004), Avila University (2004-2005), Mid-America Nazarene University (2006-2012), and as a running back intern with the Kansas City Chiefs (2007). He worked as Offensive Coordinator at Center High School (2008-2009) and as Head Football Coach at Northeast High School (2009). “Obviously, I am going to miss Kansas City, it has been my home for over 20 years; but I’m excited about getting back on the field and sharing my experience and life lessons in a hands-on position,” said Anders. “I look forward to going from being a Tor to leading the Tors and teaching young men and women what I learned as a pro, which led to a lot of life lessons. I plan on having a program with high intensity and smart, sound football.”

Anders is currently a resident of Missouri and has four children: Basia, Kimbriel, Kayla, and Isreal.

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