St. John Bosco names alumnus as new wrestling coach

Jeffrey Anderson wrestled for St. John Bosco, graduating in 1998.

Jeffrey Anderson wrestled for St. John Bosco, graduating in 1998.

BELLFLOWER – St. John Bosco High School has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Anderson, a 1998 Bosco graduate, as head varsity wrestling coach.

Anderson takes over the head coaching position after serving as an assistant for the program the past 11 years.

Anderson is a graduate of St. John Bosco High School where he was a standout member of the wrestling team under Coach Omar Delgado. After graduating in 1998, he continued his education and wrestling career at Columbia University in New York City, where he was a NCAA Division I four-time letter winner, nominated for Academic All-American and awarded the King’s Crown Leadership Award (2001/2002).

He graduated with a degree in Economics.

“The vision Anderson presented for our wrestling team as well as the character, integrity and leadership skills he has displayed under Coach Delgado makes him the right coach for the Braves,” remarked Monty McDermott, Director of Athletics, St. John Bosco High School. “We are very fortunate to have Coach Anderson further develop our student-athletes to be their best, on and off the mat.”

Anderson returned to St. John Bosco High School in 2006 as the assistant wrestling coach alongside his former coach, Omar Delgado, where he was instrumental in leading the Braves to the 2017 CIF Southern Section Masters Team Title Championship.

He says that his experience as a wrestler combined with his love and knowledge for the sport has molded his style as a coach.

“Coming back to Bosco, has meant the world to me,” said Anderson. “I am honored to directly impact the lives of so many young men. I developed a deep understanding of who I am and what I could be in this faith-filled environment. It is this type of understanding that I wish to help and guide my student-athletes to.

"I know our wrestlers will go on to do great things; they will wrestle in college, they will compete around the world, they will be leaders in industry, they will be family men, they will be men of faith and they will show what it means to be a Bosco Wrestler.”