Now in is his second season as an assistant coach in 2020-21, Adam Mazarei joined Jerry Stackhouse’s Vanderbilt basketball staff in April of 2019 after spending six seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies — three as an assistant coach and three as a player development assistant while providing support for advance and pro personnel scouting.
Mazarei oversees team skill development and assists with scouting opponents, practice planning, player behavior, recruiting, and academics in his role with the Commodores.
Before joining the Grizzlies, Mazarei worked three years (2010-13) at Moorpark College (Calif.) as an assistant and associate head coach, tasked with assisting and organizing all of scouting, recruiting, practice and game plans as well as player development duties. In addition to his responsibilities at Moorpark College, Mazarei also served as a player development coach at the IMPACT Basketball Academy in Las Vegas from 2009-13, where he trained NBA veterans such as Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry, as well as pre-draft rookies.
Mazarei holds a master’s degree in athletic administration and coaching from Concordia as well as bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Redlands, where he played point guard and led the SCIAC Conference in assists per game as a senior and paced the NCAA in assist-to-turnover ratio (5:1) as a senior.