NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt assistant coach Gary Redus II was recognized among the “Thirty Under 30″ honorees by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Redus, 30, was honored with 29 other up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches. Each honoree was selected for their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.
“Gary brings a tremendous amount of energy and a great basketball mind, as well as a drive and hunger to learn and grow,” Vanderbilt head coach Stephanie White said. “Gary’s a people person and his ability to build and maintain relationships allows him to fit right in with our program.”
Redus works primarily with the Vanderbilt forwards, which included center Mariella Fasoula, who was second on the team in scoring and led the Commodores in rebounding and blocks, and finished fifth in the SEC in field goal percentage (.535) in 2019-20. Fasoula was named Vanderbilt’s first SEC Player of the Week since 2014.
“All he wants to do is help you become the best version of yourself,” Fasoula said. “He knows how to work with everyone and knows how to approach each player differently. He helped me improve my post game and my rebounding and he believed in me more than I did myself.”
Redus will enter his third year as an assistant coach on the Vanderbilt women’s basketball staff in 2020-21.