Penn State assistant basketball coach Dwayne Anderson is leaving the program to become the Director of Basketball Operations at his alma mater, Villanova, according to a report from CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein.
Dwayne Anderson is going back to Villanova as Director of Basketball Operations, per a source. Was at Penn State the past few years. Played on Wildcats' 2009 Final Four team.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) May 8, 2018
The Wildcats, winners of two of the last three national championships, had a vacancy on their coaching staff after Ash Howard was hired as the new head coach at La Salle. Anderson played at Villanova for four years, culminating in a Final Four run in 2009, his senior season. Chambers was the assistant head coach for that team, having been on the Villanova coaching staff for Anderson's entire college career.
After his graduation from 'Nova, Anderson played four years of professional basketball in Germany before being hired by Chambers in 2013. He had spent the past five seasons as an assistant to Chambers.
The departure of Anderson is a tough one for Chambers. He had been the team's primary recruiter in the "DMV" region surrounding Washington D.C. The remaining assistant coaches are associate head coach Keith Urgo and second-year assistant Jim Ferry.
The athletic department already posted the job opening before Anderson's departure was announced, and will look to see what options are available to round out the coaching staff.