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NAU Alum Derek Mason Named Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt University

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Former Northern Arizona cornerback Derek Mason has been named the head football coach at Vanderbilt University.

Mason spent the past four seasons at Stanford. He joined former coach Jim Harbaugh's staff in 2010 as a defensive backs coach after serving in the same position with the NFL's Minnesota Vikings from 2007 to 2009. He was promoted to co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach when David Shaw took over in January 2011.

Mason also served stints at Ohio, New Mexico State, Saint Mary's, Utah, Weber State, Idaho State, Bucknell and San Diego Mesa College.

Mason played for the Lumberjacks from 1987-91.