Advisory Board Member
Anna is a former collegiate and European professional basketball player and coach who joined Coach Blythe’s varsity staff at Eastside College Prep in 2015.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Anna was a scholar athlete at Hamilton College (Clinton, NY) and went on to play in the regional French division for Sanary Basket (Sanary-sur-mer, France) after graduating with a B.A. in Art History from Hamilton in 2005. While completing her second Master’s degree in Art History at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), Anna coached the university’s women’s basketball team to the most successful season in the program’s history and was awarded Coach of the Year for all team sports (2014).
Brought up in a basketball family, Anna’s father John played at the University of Pennsylvania for Coach Chuck Daly before playing in France for Sanary Basket in the 1970s. Her younger brother Max played in New Zealand and her older brother Ben played at Amherst College and then professionally overseas in Switzerland, Costa Rica, Ireland, Malta, and Mauritius.
In addition to assisting Coach Blythe on the sidelines, Anna is currently the Program Manager and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University.