Vanderbilt fired head football coach Derek Mason yesterday.
He became Vanderbilt’s 28th head coach in 2014 after serving as Stanford’s associate head coach and defensive coordinator.
“It is with gratitude that I have served as the head football coach at Vanderbilt University, a world-class institution, for the past seven years. I am blessed to have worked alongside and built relationships with some of the finest and most dedicated coaches, staff and faculty in the nation. It has truly been my honor to have been given the opportunity to teach, mentor, champion and coach hundreds of Vanderbilt young men and one courageous female,” Mason said in a statement.
The search for a new head coach will begin immediately.
Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as interim head coach until a replacement is named.