St. Peter’s will introduce Bashir Mason as its men’s basketball coach on Wednesday, ESPN reported. Mason spent the past ten seasons as head coach at Wagner, grew up in Jersey City, where the college is located.
He will replace Shaheen Holloway who guided the Peacocks to an improbable run to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament last month. Holloway, who also has deep ties in New Jersey, was named head coach at Seton Hall on March 30.
Mason led Wagner to a 165-130 record, along with three Northeast Conference regular-season titles and two NIT appearances. He was named NEC Coach of the Year three times. At the time of his hiring at Wagner in 2012, Mason was the youngest coach in Division I basketball.
Mason comes out of the Dan Hurley coaching tree. He was an assistant coach for two seasons (2010-12) under Hurley at Wagner. When Hurley moved on to Rhode Island and Mason was promoted to the head coaching position.