Oslo Vikings sign ex NFL defensive back Marques Anderson as head coach!
The Oslo Vikings have announced the signing of ex NFL defensive back Marques Anderson as their new head coach.
Drafted in the third round of the NFL college draft out of UCLA by the Green Bay Packers in 2002, Anderson played for five seasons in the NFL. He amassed 213 tackles during his career playing for Green Bay, the Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.
After retiring in 2006, Anderson created a foundation – the World Education Foundation (WEF) www.weducationfoundation.org - and spent a number of years traveling throughout Europe and Africa to conduct research for the foundation. Through the WEF, he launched an International Sports initiative to accommodate the needs of the thousands of young people and athletes he encountered. Through a team sport such as football, Marques aims to help young people learn about the values of team sports, particularly American football, providing education on fitness, nutrition, discipline, focus and a competitive attitude.
In 2009, he was invited to train and coach the Oslo Vikings under 19 team and was so successful that the Vikings gave him responsibility for the senior team, as both head coach and general manager, playing in the Norwegian top division.
The Vikings played in the Norwegian championship game in 2010.