Jerry Stackhouse was named Vanderbilt University’s men’s basketball head coach in April of 2019.
After serving as an assistant coach with the Memphis Grizzlies following two seasons as head coach of the NBA G League’s Raptors 905, Stackhouse took the reins of a Vanderbilt program that boasts three SEC regular season titles, two conference tournament titles and 15 NCAA Tournament appearances.
As head coach of Raptors 905, Stackhouse steered the team to a 39-11 regular season record and 6-1 playoff record in the 2016-17 season, guiding the team to its first NBA G League Championship and winning NBA G League Coach of the Year. Stackhouse led the team to a 31-19 regular season record and a second straight appearance in the NBA G League Finals in 2017-18. Stackhouse was an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors during the 2015-16 season.
Stackhouse appeared in 970 games (564 starts) for eight teams during his 18-year NBA career and averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 31.2 minutes. A two-time All-Star with the Detroit Pistons (2000, 2001), Stackhouse posted career highs of 29.8 points (second in the NBA) during the 2000-01 season, leading the league in total points and free throws made. He reached the 2006 NBA Finals as a member of the Dallas Mavericks.
After playing for legendary head coach Dean Smith and earning Sports Illustrated Player of the Year, All-America first team and All-ACC honors at North Carolina, Stackhouse was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the third overall pick in the 1995 NBA Draft. He was named to the 1995-96 NBA All-Rookie first team after leading all first-year players in scoring (19.8 points).
In 2011, Stackhouse launched Stackhouse Elite, an AAU program based in Atlanta, Georgia. The program captured numerous titles in the 15U, 16U, and 17U divisions.
Stackhouse prepped at Kinston (N.C.) High School and Oak Hill (Va.) Academy and was one of the most highly recruited athletes in college basketball history. He became just the third freshman in ACC history to earn most outstanding player honors at the ACC Tournament.
Stackhouse and the Tar Heels also reached the 1995 Final Four. Weeks later, he announced he would enter the NBA Draft.
Going to the NBA, however, did not mean the end of his educational pursuits. Stackhouse received his bachelor’s degree from North Carolina in the fall of 1999, and completed the Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports at the Harvard Business School executive education program in 2017.