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Editorial: SEC needs diversity in coaching ranks, so we're sad to see classy Derek Mason go at Vanderbilt

Derek Mason

Former Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason. (File photo)

I’ve known about Derek Mason since he was a high school football player in Phoenix.

The former Vanderbilt football coach attended Camelback High School, graduating in 1988, the same year I started working in The Phoenix Gazette’s sports department.

James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or