Wagner promotes Bashir Mason, 28, to head coach
NEW YORK (AP) Wagner College has promoted assistant Bashir Mason to succeed Dan Hurley as head coach of the Seahawks.
The school announced Monday that the 28-year-old Mason, who had been on Hurley's staff for two seasons, is the youngest head coach in Division I. He will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.
Mason graduated from Drexel in 2007 after a four-year playing career and was an assistant at Marist for two seasons before moving to Wagner. The Seahawks won a school-record 25 games last season under Hurley, who left last week to take over the program at Rhode Island.
A native of Jersey City, N.J., Mason was the coach at St. Benedict's High School in 2007-08 and led it to the state Prep A title.
Wes Miller was promoted to head coach at North Carolina-Greensboro this month and had been the youngest coach in Division I at 29.
Updated March 26, 2012