David Macias returned to Vanderbilt in 2014 after playing and working in the Chicago Cubs organization for five years.
In 2015, Macias moves onto the field as the Commodores' volunteer assistant coach after serving as the team's strength coach during the squad's national championship run in his first year back at Vanderbilt.
Macias played for Head Coach Tim Corbin during one of the program's most successful stretches from 2005-08. The Commodores won 130 games during Macias' tenure as a player, including the 2007 SEC Championship when the team set the school record with 54 wins. As a senior, Macias led the Commodores with a .356 batting average. He was the recipient of the team's prestigious Jeff Peeples Most Valuable Player Award following that 2008 season. Macias started 197 of his 204 career games for the Dores hitting .325 and amassing 255 hits, the ninth-most in Vanderbilt history.
The former Commodore played four seasons in the Cubs' organization reaching Triple-A before moving into the player development and international scouting department of the front office in 2012-13.