Berry hires new athletic director

Josh Mabry, Campus Carrier Sports Editor

Angel Mason was named Berry College’s new director of athletics on Tuesday following a nationwide search.

According to a press release published by the Berry department of athletics on Tuesday, “Mason brings 14 years of experience as a coach, administrator and Division III advocate.”

Mason said that she is very excited about her new position at Berry.

“It is a great fit for both sides,” Mason said. “I’m extremely impressed by the student work program there and the transition from the NAIA to Division III. I’ll be able to add additional value to the department.”

The first thing that Mason wants to do at Berry is a large listening tour.

“I want to hear from the student athletes, the coaches and the student body as a whole for what they have seen and what they envision for their experiences there,” Mason said.

Mason currently serves as senior associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at Pomona-Pitzer in Claremont, California.

At Pomona-Pitzer, she has assisted in overseeing the college’s 21 sports and serves the Deputy Title IX coordinator for the department.

Mason served as associate director of athletics, senior woman administrator and a physical education professor at Hamilton College in New York before her role at Pomona. Before her job at Pomona-Pitzer, she was an assistant coach at Butler University, her alma mater, and a head coach and assistant athletic director for operations at Vassar College.

“Mason graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in English from Butler, where she played basketball for the Division I Bulldogs,” according to the press release. “She earned her master’s degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania.”

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