|Date of birth:||March 12, 1912|
|Place of birth:||Iron River, Michigan|
|Date of death:||October 31, 1995(aged 83)|
|Place of death:||Harper Woods, Michigan|
As assistant coach:
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
Professional football and basketball careers
Mason played with the Chicago Cardinals during the 1939 NFL season. After two seasons away from the NFL, he would play four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. During his time with them he was a member of the 1944 NFL Champion Packers. Mason also appeared in one game for the Sheboygan Red Skins in the National Basketball League during the 1942–43 season. He failed to register a statistic in his lone appearance.
After retiring from professional football, Mason became and assistant football coach at Wayne State University, and soon after became Wayne State's head basketball coach. Mason coached basketball for 18 years, from 1948 to 1966, winning 186 games and making one NCAA tournament appearance, in 1956. Mason was also the NBL's Detroit Gems during the first half of the 1946–47 season. He resigned, and player Fred Campbell took over to become player-coach.
Head coaching record
|Wayne State Warriors (Independent) (1948–1955)|
|Wayne State Warriors (Presidents' Athletic Conference) (1955–1966)|
|1955–56||Wayne State||18-3||6-0||1st||NCAA Sweet Sixteen|
|Wayne State:||186–173 (.518)||53–51 (.510)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Marcus, Jeff (2003). Biographical Directory of Professional Basketball Coaches. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, Inc. ISBN 0-8108-4007-3.
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