Fondly remembered as the head coach at Steveston High School for more than 20 years, Ian Anderson was also a very skilled, highly praised high school football official. He served as President of the BC Football Officials Association, and was instrumental in recruiting numerous former players and coaches into the officiating community, Ian served as an ambassador for high school officials well after his coaching tenure was over. Known as a true gentlemen on the sideline, he was also a strict disciplinarian with players and assistant coaches. Ian's goal was ensure respect and recognition for the role that officials played in every game and by all accounts went to great lengths to ensure enjoyment by all.
Ian also served as President of the Coaches' Association for many years and was instrumental in developing and strengthening many of the policies and procedures forged between the two organizations. Ian's work on and off the field helped to develop the game of football in British Columbia in ways that many fans never get to see directly.