NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton has joined Vanderbilt's staff as a senior adviser to new coach Jerry Stackhouse.

Stackhouse announced the addition of Patton on Thursday. Patton is a Nashville native who played at Belmont.

Patton coached Colorado from 1996-2007 and went 184-160 with two NCAA Tournament appearances. He coached Northern Illinois from 2007-11 and posted a 35-83 record.

He spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Denver.

Patton also has experience within the state of Tennessee. He had a recent head coaching stint at Central High School in Memphis and previously worked as an assistant at Middle Tennessee (1988-90) and Tennessee State (1991-93).

Stackhouse's staff also includes assistant coaches David Grace, Adam Mazarei and Faragi Phillips.

Grace is a former assistant coach at California, UCLA and Oregon State. Mazarei is a former Memphis Grizzlies assistant. Phillips is a former Memphis high school coach.

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