The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
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Vincent Tatum, a member of the UofL athletics staff for the past 11 years, is in his fifth year as the Cards' men's basketball equipment manager.
Tatum coordinates the men's basketball equipment needs and oversees a staff of student managers who assist with practice sessions and game preparation. He served two years as the director of the Yum! Center and was executive assistant to Rick Pitino for four years prior to that.
Tatum, 41, served as a student manager from 1990-93 under Pitino at the University of Kentucky, where he studied business. UK reached the NCAA Final Four during his final season there (1993).
Since leaving UK in 1993, Tatum spent nine years in his family's trucking business in Jeffersonville, Ind. An avid sports fan, Tatum enjoys travel, horse racing, boating and other outdoor activities. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Daniel Pitino Foundation.
A native of Harrodsburg, Ky., Tatum played high school football and baseball at Mercer County High School. He is single.