RICHMOND, Va.— VCU Head Coach Shaka Smart rounded out his coaching staff for the upcoming 2014-15 season, promoting former graduate assistant David Harris to the team's video coordinator.
"David is a very talented young man and has a bright future in coaching," Smart said. "We are very fortunate to have him as part of our staff."
Harris was on the sidelines last season when the Rams went 26-9 and earned a fourth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. He played an integral role in helping the coaching staff with scouting reports and player development.
"I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity that Coach Smart has given me to stay with the program and continue to learn from such a terrific coaching staff," Harris said. "I'm really excited about the opportunity to continue working with these student-athletes and this staff on a daily basis."
Prior to VCU, Harris spent time at both the University of Florida and Ashland University. Originally a team manager at Florida for the men's basketball team, Harris left after two years to play basketball at Ashland, averaging over eight points per game.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Harris graduated from Ashland cum laude with a degree in finance. He is finishing his master's degree with VCU's Center for Sports Leadership.