Director • Basketball Operations
Ian Thom serves as the director of basketball operations for the Vanderbilt men’s basketball program. The 2023-24 season is his first in the role and third overall with the program. He spent the previous two seasons as a graduate assistant.
As a graduate assistant, Thom was a consistent part of the individual improvement of players such as Scotty Pippen Jr., Liam Robbins and Rodney Chatman through on-court individual skill sessions. In his new position, Thom will coordinate team travel and handle day-to-day logistics for the program, in addition to other duties.
Thom began his coaching career as an assistant at Mount Saint Mary College in New York during the 2018-19 season. He moved on to coach at Gulf Shores High School in Alabama for two seasons.
Thom was a team captain and two-time all-conference performer as a basketball student-athlete at Birmingham-Southern. Following his collegiate career, Thom played professionally for Neptune BC in Ireland for one season.
He has also been contracted as a draft consultant for the NBA G-League.
Thom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in economics from Birmingham-Southern in 2017. He continued his education by earning his master’s degree in marketing from the Cork Institute of Technology in Ireland in 2018 and another master’s degree in leadership and organizational performance from Vanderbilt in 2023.