Mason Cathey, who will be in her third year with the Bulldogs, accepted the assistant coaching position in 2010-11. Prior to coming to Butler, she served as the head track coach at Central Florida. She also served an assistant coaching stint at Duke.
In addition, Cathey is a post-collegiate full time runner. She now competes for Saucony. While coaching the Bulldogs, she regularly trains with the women's team. While at Butler, she has posted personal bests at every distance: the 800 meter, 1500 meter, 3000 meter and 5000 meter runs.
She recently acheived her lifetime best mark for the 3000 meter steeplechase at the 2011 USA Outdoor Championships, which were held at the University of Oregon from June 23-26. She posted a time 9.53:56 in the semi-finals of the competition, which placed her at third in her heat. She went on to race in the finals, where she placed eighth. Cathey placed fourth in the Women's 3,000 Meter Steeplechase at the 2011 Pan Am Games.
Cathey attended Florida, where she was a member of the track and field and cross country squads. She earned her undergraduate degree in 2004 and a Master's Degree in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology in 2006.