Vandy staff coming together

New Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is rapidly assembling his staff. Here's a look at some of the names that have surfaced over the past few days. Several on-the-field coaches are mentioned but a pair of football operations coaches and a strength coach are also discussed.

David Kotulski Defensive Coordinator- Coached Stanford linebackers in 2013. Thirty years experience coaching defenses.

Vavae Tata Defensive Line- Served as a defensive assistant at Stanford in 2013. UCLA 2008 graduate where he played defensive end.

Bill Hughan Strength and Conditioning- Served as Sports Performance Coach at Stanford in 2013. Springfield College graduate. Once was an assistant strength trainer with the Oakland Raiders.

Kevin Lightner Offensive Line- Coached at Ohio University in 2013. Graduated from Nebraska in 1987 where he played offensive tackle.

Gerry Gdowski Wide Receivers- Coached at Ohio University in 2013 (Asst. Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/QBs). Graduated from Nebraska in 1990 where he played quarterback.

Jason Grooms Football Operations- Coached at Ohio University in 2013 (also football operations). A 2001 graduate of Ohio.

Jon Haskins Player Development/Recruiting- Coached at Florida in 2013. Graduated from Stanford in 2000 and was the Cardinal Director of Player Development for three years before going to Florida.

A.J. Haase Graduate Assistant- Played at Yale (graduate) and Iowa State (had scholarship there). Previously coached the DL at Washington University in St. Louis.

Charles Bankins Running Backs- Bankins coached special teams and tight ends at Vandy in 2013. Looks like he'll be the lone holdover field coach.

Karl Dorrell Offensive Coordinator- Rumors are rampant that the former Texans QB coach will be Vandy's offensive coordinator. Top Stories