ROME, Ga. — Berry College Director of Athletics, Angel Mason, announced today the addition of Morgan Mason to the Berry track & field coaching staff.
Mason will join as an assistant coach to the track & field program, working primarily with jumpers and sprinters.
"Most importantly, I would first like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to Athletic Director Angel Mason and Chief of Staff Debbie Heida for this incredible opportunity,” Morgan said. "From my very first conversation, I immediately knew that Berry College is a special place for student-athletes to grow and succeed both in the classroom and on the track. I am thrilled to be joining such a committed staff of coaches and administrators. Together with head coach Luke Syverson and coach Paul Deaton, I am eager to build upon this tradition and help elevate Berry College track and field to new successes on the conference and national levels."
Mason joins Berry from her alma mater, North Central College, where she also served as a graduate assistant coach following her undergraduate degree in exercise science. As a student-athlete, she competed in the long jump and triple jump events for North Central from 2014-2017.
"Coach Mason is a fantastic addition to our staff and will make an immediate impact in our program,” Syverson said. “She has experience with one of the top programs in the Nation at North Central as both a student-athlete and coach and comes highly recommended from many in our profession. We were blessed to have a very strong pool of applicants for this position but in the end, Coach Mason was an easy choice and we can’t wait to begin this season with her help. I know our jumpers and sprinters will be excited to work with her.”
"I want to thank our administration for recognizing the need for growth in our staff and for the continued support they have provided making sure we are set up to be as successful as possible both on and off the track,” Syverson said.
In her coaching role with the Cardinals, she managed recruiting efforts, designed all aspects of training for horizontal jumpers and coached an NCAA Indoor All-American in the triple jump. She also led three College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) conference champions and 11 CCIW All-Conference performers.
Mason also holds U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) certifications for strength and conditioning and jumps in addition to a highly accredited National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.