Brad Anderson resigned as Wayzata football coach Monday afternoon after 18 seasons directing one of Minnesota's elite programs.
The Trojans won Prep Bowl titles in 2005, 2008 and 2010, a run of success in the large-school class surpassed only by Eden Prairie.
Called "Coach A" on the sidelines, Anderson, 53, set the program standard for career victories with a record of 156-47. He led the Trojans to five Prep Bowls in eight seasons from 2004 to '11 and had two undefeated seasons (2008 and 2010). Wayzata was 2-7 this year.
His departure, effective immediately, clears the way for Lambert Brown to take over. Brown, an assistant coach this season, had left his job as activities director at Maple Grove to become a health teacher at Wayzata.
"I've been a part of Wayzata football for almost the past 42 years, since I was in the youth league,'' Anderson said. "There was a lot of success that we can be proud of, and it was great for me to see so many young men who went on to be successful in life."
David La Vaque
Twins set spring schedule
The Twins released their 35-game spring training schedule, including the news that pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers, Fla., on Feb. 13.
The first full-squad workout will be Feb. 19. All players must report by Feb. 18. The opener at Hammond Stadium is Feb. 24 against Tampa Bay.
The Twins will play two preseason games against World Baseball Classic teams — the United States on March 8 and Colombia on March 9. For the complete schedule, see Scoreboard on page C9.
UMD rises to No. 1
Minnesota Duluth, which swept then-No. 1 North Dakota over the weekend, took over the top spot in the U.S. College Hockey Online men's poll.
The Bulldogs (5-1-2) received all 50 first-place votes after their 5-2 and 3-0 victories over the Fighting Hawks. North Dakota fell to No. 3, one spot behind Denver.
• The Gophers remained No. 2 behind Wisconsin in the USCHO women's poll. Minnesota Duluth is No. 3.
Big Ten honors Lohman
The Big Ten named Gophers junior middle blocker Molly Lohman as its defensive player of the week for her performance in victories over No. 10 Penn State and Rutgers. Lohman had 17 kills and tied for a team-best 11 blocks.
• The Gophers (17-4) moved up one spot to No. 2 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll. Nebraska (20-1) remained No. 1.