Aug. 26, 1999
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – David Cason, an assistant basketball coach at Eastern Illinois University for the past three seasons, has been named the Coordinator of Basketball Operations at Notre Dame. The hiring of Cason completes head coach Matt Doherty’s staff, which also includes assistant coaches Doug Wojcik, Fred Quartelbaum and Bob MacKinnon.
Cason helped lead the 1997-98 Eastern Illinois team to an overall record of 16-11 and a second place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. Cason spent the 1995-96 season as a student assistant basketball coach at Illinois State as the team posted a 22-15 record and finished second in the Missouri Valley Conference, advancing to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.
Cason is a 1996 graduate of Illinois State and played for the Redbirds from 1993-95. In his senior season, the team went 20-13 and advanced to the second round of the NIT and finished second in the conference. Cason was the team captain his senior year and won the Doug Collins Most Valuable Player Award for the club. He was named second team all-MVP and led the league in assists.
Cason played his first two years of college basketball (1991-93) at Southern Idaho. The team went 34-4 in his freshman year and went 36-2 when he was a sophomore. Cason helped the school run a streak of 137 consecutive wins at home.
A native of Baltimore, Cason was born on August 12, 1972.