Middle Tennessee State University announced its new head coach in a press conference Wednesday morning, and it's a familiar face to most Tennesseans.
The Blue Raiders fired long-time head coach Brent Stockstill last week, after a 4-8 season to wrap up his eighteenth season as head coach of MTSU.
Now, former Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is the new man in charge of the Blue Raiders.
Mason was the Commodores head man from 2014-2020, where he led Vanderbilt to a 27-55 record. After his firing at the end of the 2020 season, he worked as the defensive coordinator for Auburn in 2021 and Oklahoma State in 2022.
He returns to coaching after taking a year off.