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Damany Hendrix promoted to assistant coach

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Hendrix spent last season as Vanderbilt’s director of player development and quality control.

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Vanderbilt announced today that Damany Hendrix has been promoted to assistant coach for the men’s basketball team. Hendrix replaces former associate head coach David Grace, who departed the program earlier this month.

Hendrix spent the 2019-20 season as Vanderbilt’s director of player development and quality control. Prior to that, Hendrix was an assistant coach with the NBA G-League’s Northern Arizona Suns and Raptors 905 (where he worked with current Vanderbilt head coach Jerry Stackhouse.) He’s also coached at the high school level and AAU basketball in California.

If there’s a danger here, Stackhouse and his three full-time assistants have a combined total of three years coaching college basketball — a single year each by Stackhouse and assistants Faragi Phillips and Adam Mazarei. We’ll see how this works, but perhaps Hendrix still has some recruiting contacts from his days on the AAU circuit.