Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Anthony Stewart - Associate Head Coach
Anthony Stewart is in his first season as the UT Martin associate head coach under Heath Schroyer.
“I have worked with Anthony before and I have known him for over 15 years now and I think he is absolutely one of the best in the business,” Schroyer said. “He is a tireless recruiter and he develops great relationships with young men. He is a great motivator and a mentor and is someone I can fully trust. He will be involved in every facet of the program.”
Stewart, 43, has spent the last two seasons at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. The Bobcats went 49-22 in Stewart’s tenure, which included a pair of postseason appearances.
This past season, Stewart helped Ohio to a 25-12 record and a quarterfinals appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT). That followed a 2012-13 season where the Bobcats tallied a 24-10 record, earned a share of their first Mid-American Conference regular season championship since 1993-94 and earned a spot in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).
While at Ohio, Stewart helped sign Maurice Ndour (top 100 junior college player, second team All-MAC and National Mid Major Player of the Week on Feb. 3, 2014), Travis Wilkins (junior college All-American), Tariq Owens (top 100 player out of high school) and Nehemias Morrilo (member of the Dominican National Team).
Stewart also spent time at Southern Illinois (2011-12), where he worked under head coach Chris Lowery. During his time in Carbondale, he signed Jeff Early, who was a junior college All-American from Monroe College.
Prior to that, Stewart worked alongside Schroyer at Wyoming from 2007-11. He helped recruit seven All-Mountain West Conference players while helping lead the Cowboys to 19 wins and an appearance in the College Basketball Invitational in 2011. He also inked Afam Muojeke, who was named the MWC Freshman of the Year accolades in 2008-09, breaking the all-time freshman scoring record at Wyoming.
Stewart also coached two seasons at Long Beach State (2004-06) and three years at Columbus State Community College (2001-04). He was directly responsible for recruiting Desmar Jackson (2009-10 Freshman All-American) at Wyoming, Aaron Nixon (No. 1 junior college player in the country, 2006-07 Big West Conference Player of the Year) at Long Beach State.
Stewart helped develop Columbus State into one of the best Division-II junior college programs in the nation. In 2003-04, the Cougars tallied an impressive 29-2 overall record and at one point were ranked No. 1 in the nation before falling to Cuyahoga Community College, the eventual national champion. Overall, Stewart recruited three All-Americans and five all-conference first teamers while tallying a 86-36 record at Columbus State.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Stewart played collegiately at University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio. He was a two-time Most Valuable Player in basketball while he also lettered three years on the Mount Union baseball squad as a pitcher. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management in 2003.
Stewart completed his Master's degree in business administration from Chancellor University in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006.