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The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

BREAKING: Vanderbilt fires Jerry Stackhouse

Candice Storey Lee announced the firing of Jerry Stackhouse on Thursday.
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Jerry Stackhouse watches during Vanderbilt’s game vs Georgia, as photographed on Feb. 21, 2024. (Hustler Multimedia/Josh Rehders)

Vanderbilt has fired men’s basketball head coach Jerry Stackhouse, according to a press release by Vanderbilt athletics on Thursday afternoon.

“I want to thank Coach Stackhouse for his competitive spirit and service to this University for the last five years,” Athletic director Candice Storey Lee wrote in a press release.

Since being hired by Vanderbilt in 2019, Stackhouse led the Commodores to a 70-92 record. Stackhouse’s firing comes after Vanderbilt lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks 90-85 in overtime on Wednesday. 

Stackhouse was hired by former athletic director Malcolm Turner to succeed Bryce Drew. Before coming to Vanderbilt, Stackhouse spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. He previously enjoyed an 18-year NBA career as a player from 1995-2013. As a player, Stackhouse was a two-time NBA All-Star.

In the 2022-23 season, Stackhouse led Vanderbilt to its highest number of wins (22) since 2012. The Commodores also made it to the SEC Tournament semifinals and the NIT quarterfinals. After the season, Jordan Wright, Myles Stute, Quentin Millora-Brown, Trey Thomas and Malik Dia all left the program.

The 2023-24 Commodores finished the season with a 9-23 record. The Commodores went 5-8 in nonconference play and won just four SEC games this season. 

This story will continue to be updated as The Vanderbilt Hustler receives more information.

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Andrew Wilf
Andrew Wilf, Former Sports Editor
Andrew Wilf (’24) is Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He is from Livingston, N.J., and is majoring in history and minoring in business. He joined the sports staff his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Assistant Sports Editor and Deputy Sports Editor. Beyond writing for The Hustler, he is also the host of Anchor Analysis, Commodore Clash and Live From West End. In his free time, Andrew enjoys watching the NFL and playing golf. He can be reached at [email protected].
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Lana English, Staff Photographer
Lana English (‘27) is from St. Louis and is majoring in neuroscience in the College of Arts and Science. Outside of The Hustler, you can find her drinking coffee, doing New York Times word games or getting nostalgic looking at old pictures. You can reach her at [email protected].
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Josh Rehders, Former Photography Director
Josh Rehders ('24) is from Houston and is studying computer science in the School of Engineering. When he is not shooting for The Hustler, Vanderbilt Athletics or freelancing, he enjoys finding new music and good food. He can be reached at [email protected].
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2 months ago

Hire Chris Mack!!