Jonathan Mason, who served as the Director of Operations for the Tiger women’s basketball team during the 2011-12 season, was promoted to assistant coach, in the off-season.
“I’m thrilled to promote Jonathan into the role of assistant coach,” said Mathews. “He has a great passion for the game and is hungry to help this team get better. He did an excellent job as director of basketball operations but his strengths are most suited for this new role.”
Mathews added, “He is an excellent teacher of the game and the players will benefit greatly. In addition, his personality and work ethic make him a natural fit to become a terrific recruiter. As with my entire staff, Jonathan also has tremendous character. I look forward to Jonathan making a big impact in the program.”
Mason, who is in his second season with the Tigers, will serve as camp director; assist with recruiting and scouting assignments and skill development instruction with the Tiger perimeter players. As Director of Operations, Mason handled team practice and travel arrangements, coordinated various functions and severed as a general point of contact for the Tiger program.
Prior to arriving at Towson, Mason was the head coach of the girls’ basketball team at Meade High School for a year and a half. Mason directed the Lady Mustangs to a 19-6 record and its first county championship in 14 years while managing all aspects of the program. Mason coached two All-County team selections, with one of them being an All-Metro selection by the Washington Post.
Mason, who received his undergraduate and Masters’ degree in Health and Physical Education and Interdisciplinary Studies respectively from Frostburg State, started his coaching career as a manager and worked his way up to a graduate assistant with the Bobcats’ men’s team. During the 2008-2009 season, Mason helped the Bobcats post their best overall and conference records in six seasons (17-10; 13-5 conference). Mason primarily worked with perimeter player development, guiding one player to first team All-League Honors.