Stackhouse Tabs Mazarei as Assistant Coach

Mazarei spent past six seasons with Memphis Grizzlies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Adam Mazarei will join head coach Jerry Stackhouse‘s Vanderbilt basketball staff after spending six seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, with three coming as an assistant coach and three as a player development assistant while providing support for advance and pro personnel scouting.

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 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.