David Cason
David  Cason
Assistant Coach



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2012-13:David Cason joined the Vanderbilt staff in April of 2011 and was an integral part to the Commodores claiming their first SEC Tournament Championship in 60 years. Cason's primary duties with Vanderbilt include scouting and recruiting.

Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings and Cason are very familiar with each other - Cason was a guard on Stallings' Illinois State teams from 1993-95, where he led the Missouri Valley Conference in assists both seasons and also guided his team to a 20-13 record and an NIT appearance as a senior. In his senior season, Cason was named the Team MVP and the Redbirds' Athlete of the Year, and also established the school's single-game assists record with 16 in his senior campaign. He is still the Redbirds' all-time leader in career assists per game with 6.0.

Prior to his arrival in Nashville, Cason spent six seasons at the University of Tulsa on head coach Doug Wojcik's staff, including the last three as the associate head coach. In his six years at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane posted an overall 123-78 record, advanced to the Conference USA Championship Game twice, won the inaugural post-season College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Championship in 2008 and made appearances in the 2009 and 2010 NIT post-season tournaments. During his tenure, the Hurricane posted four straight 20-win seasons (2007-10), won 25 games in 2008 and 2009, and in 2010, Cason was recognized in a Foxsports.com survey of Conference USA head coaches as the league's top assistant coach.

Prior to his arrival at Tulsa, he spent two seasons on the TCU coaching staff, and helped the Horned Frogs reach the postseason (NIT) in the 2004-05 campaign.

From 2001-03, Cason served as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of North Carolina. Prior to his time at North Carolina, he spent one season at Notre Dame and helped the Fighting Irish post a 22-15 record and earn a berth in the NIT Championship game.

Cason earned his bachelor's degree in recreation management from Illinois State. He and his wife, Tamara, have three children: daughters Da-Via and Taylor, and one son, DJ.

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