Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Angel Mason, a four-year member of Butler University's women's basketball team and a former professional basketball player in Reykjavik, Iceland, has been named Head Women's Basketball Coach & Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations at Vassar College.
Most recently, Mason served as Director of Sports Services at the Northeast Conference, where she was responsible for championship and regular season sport administration and served as the primary liaison to the league's Senior Woman Administrators. Mason also supervised NEC officiating programs, coordinated awards programs and produced conference and sport handbooks.
Mason returns to Vassar where she served as Athletic Operations Manager from 2005-07, a position she earned as recipient of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship. While at Vassar, Mason served an assistant women's basketball coach during the 2005-06 season. In her administrative duties, Mason assisted in sport administration for 25 sports and organized a number of league and regional championships. She also assisted with budgeting, facilities, compliance, scheduling, marketing and intramurals. In addition, she chaired the Department Diversity Committee, which developed a five-year strategic plan for the athletic program.
Mason is a 2004 graduate of Butler University with a Bachelor's degree in Communications Studies, and earned her Master's degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania. While a student at Butler, she was a four-year letter winner on the women's basketball team and was named to the Horizon League All-Defensive Team in 2004. As a senior, she started in 25 of 29 games and finished third on the team in rebounding and scoring. She also finished eighth in the league in steals and 16th in rebounding. As a junior, she finished third on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and was named to the Fresno State Classic All-Tournament Team.
Mason served on Butler's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a student representative on the Horizon League Basketball Issues Committee for two years
Prior to her appointment at Vassar, Mason served as a Marketing and Promotions Intern at Emmis Communications in Indianapolis, IN., and spent a year as a Communications Intern at the Horizon League. Mason also played and coach basketball professionally in Iceland during the 2004-05 season.
Story courtesy of the Vassar College Sports Information Office