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Saint Peter’s University Introduces Bashir Mason As Basketball Head Coach

Shaheen Holloway’s predecessor, Saint Peter’s, has been hired. During a ceremony at Run Baby Run Arena on Wednesday. Bashir Mason unveiled as the head coach of Saint Peter’s, returning to the streets where he developed his game while growing up. So, in this article, we’ll discuss Bashir Mason, one of the most accomplished young coaches in the nation. And a native of Jersey City, who appoint the 16th men’s basketball head coach at Saint Peter’s University on April 12, 2022.

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Bashir Mason New Basketball Coach:

When Mason joined Wagner in 2012, he was the Division I level’s youngest head coach. Under current UConn coach Dan Hurley, he spent two seasons as a Seahawks assistant. Mason, who spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Marist before joining Wagner, is not new to the MAAC. He started as a coach at St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, where he attended high school, under Hurley. During his four seasons of collegiate play at Drexel, he led the Dragons in assists and steals.

Saint Peter's University Introduces Bashir Mason

Replacing Shaheen Holloway- A Tough Task:

He is aware that replacing Shaheen Holloway, who led the Peacocks to become the first No. 15 seed to go to the NCAA tournament’s last eight and a fan favorite across college basketball, will be difficult. Maintaining the Peacocks’ roster will be particularly difficult for the 38-year-old native of Jersey City, who spent the previous ten years at nearby Wagner. Top reserve guard Doug Edert has chosen to transfer to Bryant, and starting guards Daryl Banks III and Matthew Lee are both in the transfer portal.

What Did He Say?

Shortly after being presented as the Peacocks’ new coach on Wednesday, Mason remarked, “Getting the roster resolved is what I’m concentrating on.” Mason claimed to have spoken with the Peacocks and informed them of his employment status and his knowledge that they share it. He stated that he wants to advance the program and is not there to upend things.

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Mason stated that Wagner and the development of that program required “a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.” “The fact that they advanced to the Elite Eight had nothing to do with this offer, yet it was extremely tough to pass up. It’s more of a fresh challenge here. Since the bar set so high, I’m eager to advance the program.”

Athletic Director Rachelle Paul About Appointing Bashir Mason:

College and high school coaches from all backgrounds expressed a great deal of interest in Saint Peter’s post, according to athletic director Rachelle Paul. In the end, she said Mason was appealing because he reminded her of Holloway, who coached the team to a 22-12 record and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament victory this past season. Both men emphasize family, determination, and hard labor.