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Bryce Drew Adds Casey Shaw, Omar Mance To Staff

Shaw had a lengthy professional career in Europe and will be Vanderbilt's third assistant coach.

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Two weeks into his tenure as head coach of the Vanderbilt Commodores, Bryce Drew has nearly completed his staff for his first season in Nashville.

Casey Shaw will be joining the staff as Drew's third assistant coach, joining Roger Powell Jr. and Jake Diebler.  Shaw, who stands 6'11", played for Toledo in college before a twelve-year professional career that included a year with the Philadelphia 76ers and approximately eleven years in Europe, mostly in Italy.  This is Shaw's first coaching job, though his extended professional career and size mean that he could be a good mentor to Vanderbilt's young big men.

Drew also has named Omar Mance as his Director of Basketball Operations.  Mance, who's originally from the Atlanta area, is a Rice graduate and spent the last three years as an assistant coach at Liberty.  Prior to that, Mance spent three years as an assistant to Zach Spiker at Army and a year as an assistant at his alma mater, sandwiched around two years as a high school coach in Illinois.  So you can say Mance at least has experience working at academic-oriented universities.

It is not known at this time what will be current assistant coach Derrick Jones' next move, but presumably with three assistant coaches named, Jones will not be retained by Drew.