Newark N.J.- Decorated Dean College alum and current Bulldog football offensive coordinator Anthony Baskerville '10 was inducted into the Newark (N.J.) Athletic Hall of Fame last week.
Baskerville, who played football for the Bulldogs in 2008 and 2009 before attending the University of Rhode Island, was a dominant two sport athlete at both Science Park and West Side High School in Newark, N.J. Baskerville led West Side to its only NJSIAA State Championship in 2007, earning All-State, North Jersey Section 2, and Group 3 award selections. In addition, Baskerville was selected First Team All Essex County and Essex County Player of the Year.
Baskerville was a three year starter for Science Park high school's basketball program, excelling as a point guard. During Baskerville's run, Science Park won two state titles, three Newark Christmas Tournaments Championships, and three Essex County Tournament Championships.
At Dean, Baskerville played quarterback and helped guide the Bulldog's to two consecutive NEFC Championships before obtaining a full scholarship to the University of Rhode Island as a wide receiver. Baskerville also starred on Dean's basketball team.
In his first campaign with the Rams in 2010, he was named a third-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference (CAA) selection after ranking in the top ten in the league in receptions per game, finishing with 48 catches overall for 500 yards and three touchdowns.
He followed up that impressive season with a second-team All-CAA selection in 2011 after leading the league in yards per reception (15.9), finishing third in receiving yards (731), touchdown grabs (7) and was named All-New England by the New England Football Writers Association.
After graduating from URI, Baskerville returned to Dean College as a wide recievers coach, spending the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons on staff. In 2015, he accepted a similar role at the University of New Haven. In 2016, Baskerville returned to Dean and was named the Bulldog's offensive coordinator.
Baskerville's offense finished third in the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) in yards and points per game in 2018, propelling a young squad to a 5-5 overall mark and 4-2 conference record.