C.J. Anderson takes Coaching Gig

Sep 8, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detroit Lions running back C.J. Anderson (26) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Former California Golden Bear CJ Anderson knows the requirements about playing for championships. Now, as he prepares to enter the next stage of his football career, he will have more expectations similar to his playing days.

The recently-retired running back, who spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders, and Detroit Lions, announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he has accepted a job as a head coach for the football team at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.

Anderson has familiarity with the area, as he played in college with the aforementioned California Golden Bears in Berkeley, and the Monte Vista program has been known as one of the top football high schools in the Northern California East Bay region.

CJ will replace Matt Russi, who stepped down following a winless COVID-shortened spring season at 0-6. Coaching is nothing new for the one-time Super Bowl champion, as he worked as a volunteer assistant coach for the Golden Bears of the University of California last season.

However, the Mustangs will be getting someone new to head coaching. A new chapter of a football career is about to begin for CJ Anderson, and he will feel the pressure of bringing back success to a rich program of tradition following a winless season.