May 30, 2008

Former Bulldog Angel Mason Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach

Indianapolis, Ind. - Angel Mason, a former member of the Butler women's basketball team, has rejoined the Bulldogs as an assistant coach. Head coach Beth Couture made the announcement on Friday (May 30).

"We're really excited to be able to bring Angel back to Butler," Couture said. "Her passion for the university will be contagious throughout the program and the department."

Mason returns to Butler after spending the 2007-08 season as the head women's basketball coach and assistant director of athletics for operations at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Before accepting the head coaching position at Vassar in June of 2007, Mason served as director of sports services at the Northeast Conference during the 2006-07 season, where she was responsible for championship and regular season sport administration and served as the primary liaison to the league's senior woman administrators. She also supervised NEC officiating programs, coordinated awards programs and produced conference and sport handbooks.

Prior to joining the NEC, Mason spent a year at Vassar as an assistant women's basketball coach and the athletic operations manager, a position she earned as recipient of the NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Internship. She assisted in sport administration for the school's 25 sports while working 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 had served as a marketing and promotions intern at Emmis Communications in Indianapolis and spent a year as a communications intern at the Horizon League before joining Vassar. She also played and coached basketball professionally in Iceland during the 2004-05 season.

A four-year letterwinner on the Butler women's basketball team, Mason was named to the Horizon League All-Defensive Team in 2004 after finishing eighth in the league in steals and 16th in rebounding. She started in 25 of 29 games for the Bulldogs as a senior, ranking third on the team in scoring and rebounding.

Mason served on Butler's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was a student representative on the Horizon League Basketball Issues Committee for two years.

She graduated from Butler in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications Studies, and earned her Master's Degree in Sports Management from California University of Pennsylvania.

Mason begins her duties with the Bulldogs on Monday (June 2).