Dick Anderson came to Lake County High School in the fall of 1963 from Mapleton High School in Denver, where he had served as a freshman basketball coach and an assistant track & field coach.
While at LCHS Anderson, a math and physics teacher, served as the head track coach (1965-1980), head cross country coach (1965-1979), and JV basketball coach (1963-68).
Anderson is considered to be the founding father of the renowned LCHS cross country program. While at Lake County High School, Dick Anderson produced ten State Champion cross country teams, four individual State cross country champions, six
individual State track and field champions (who broke five state records) and numerous
All-State and All-Conference athletes.