Mr. Mason has been coaching at the college and high school level since 1983. With stops along the way at North Park University, Minnesota State University - Mankato, Waldorf College, North Iowa Area Community College and Central College. Dan has coached baseball at the high school and college level and is currently the pitching coach at Mason City High School. During his career Dan has served as head men's basketball coach at Waldorf College, North Iowa Area Community College and Central College.
Coach Mason was named the NJCAA Division II National Coach of the Year in the 1994-95 season as the NIACC men's basketball team won the NJCAA Division II national championship.
As an athlete Dan was selected to the 1983 NCAA Division III All - American Baseball Team after posting a record setting 14-1 record on the mound, helping North Park to an NCAA tournament selection. Dan was inducted into the North Park College Hall of Fame in 1987.
Dan also was a member of the 1982 Queensland Australia National Championship baseball team.
Dan has been involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past twenty seven years and has spoken at several clinics and camps during that time.
Dan and his wife, Kay, reside in Mason City with their faithful dog, Wrigley, and have three adult children, Alison, Kevin and Tyler.