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LMA announces Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach


Laurence Manning Academy is excited to announce that Mr. Patrick Anderson has accepted LMA’s offer to serve as Laurence Manning’s next Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.

Coach Anderson is a 2012 graduate of Laurence Manning Academy. During his time as a student at LMA, Anderson was the starting point guard on the last Boys State Championship team in 2012. During his career at LMA, he was a three-year varsity football letterman, four-year varsity basketball letterman, recipient of All-State Honors in football, as well as basketball. Coach Anderson was also a participant in the SCISA Shrine Bowl.  After his 2016 graduation from the University of South Carolina, Coach Anderson returned home to LMA serving for several years as a Varsity Assistant in Football and Boys Basketball, as Assistant Athletic Director, and as a member of the LMA faculty.

“Coach Anderson is first and foremost a coach that I would love my son to play for!  He loves the school.  He is a tremendous father and husband and has always been a winner. Most importantly, he is in coaching for all the right reasons.” - LMA Athletic Director, Robbie Briggs

“During Coach Anderson’s years as a student at LMA, I was blessed to teach him, to watch him grow and lead in athletics and student clubs, and to be cheering on our team when he and his fellow Swampcats won the 2012 SCISA State Championship in 2012.  I later had the pleasure of working with him during his time as assistant AD, faculty, and coach at LMA. Extra special is to have been able to help him coordinate his surprise marriage proposal to his lovely wife, Perrin, in the Bubba Davis Gymnasium.  What a joy it is to welcome Coach Anderson, Perrin, and his children (Burgess and Bailey) back to the Swamp in his exciting new role.  We have every confidence in Coach Anderson and the role he will play in developing our student athletes, helping them to grow in their God-given talents in the games they love, and representing the values of LMA.” - LMA Head of School, Tripp Boykin