Derek Mason’s Vanderbilt coaching staff will feature two new Commodores coordinators in 2020. On Saturday, the school officially announced the hires of new offensive coordinator Todd Fitch and defensive coordinator Ted Roof. Peter Rossomando was also hired as Vanderbilt’s new offensive line coach.

Fitch brings 35 years of college football coaching experience to the VU staff. He held similar positions at Louisiana Tech, Boston College, East Carolina and South Florida.

“Todd Fitch has a reputation as one of the nation’s top offensive minds and coordinators and I’m very pleased to welcome him to the Commodore family,” Mason said in a release. “Todd is a tremendous addition to the Vanderbilt family. I have followed Todd for several years and he’s consistently developed innovative and productive offensive attacks. I look forward to Todd leading our offense into an exciting future.”

Roof, a 32-year veteran of college football coaching, makes the jump after serving as defensive coordinator at 13-1 Appalachian State this past season. He has prior SEC experience as defensive coordinator at Auburn (2009-11) and a graduate assistant at Alabama (1987-88).

“I am very excited to bring Ted to West End to direct the Vanderbilt defense,” Mason said. “I have a great deal of admiration for Ted’s knowledge, successful experience as a coordinator and his ability to guide his defensive units. Attracting Ted Roof to join the Commodores as defensive coordinator is a huge win for our program.”

Rossomando was offensive line coach at Rutgers in 2019 after serving as the head coach at Central Connecticut State from 2014-18.