Volleyball, basketball: Mask, Mason coaches at Mosley

Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 08:24 PM.

LYNN HAVEN — Michelle Mask has been there, done that. Jon Mason is entering the unknown in some regards.

Both were named this week as Mosley head coaches in volleyball and girls basketball, respectively, replacing Steve Canfield who resigned under pressure both of those positions last month.

Mask, 39, is a former USF volleyball standout who has been a head coach at the 6A level in both California and Texas prior to relocating back to Florida.

Mason, 27, was a standout on the Bay High School team that reached the Final Four a decade ago and went on to play at Florida A&M and briefly in Italy. When tryouts open Oct. 21 at Mosley it not only will be his first head coaching position in high school, but the first time he has mentored a girls team.

Neither are employed by Bay District Schools and have full-time jobs outside of the coaching profession. Their supplement will be $3,230.

Mask coached at the middle school and club level in Bay County before being named Canfield’s assistant this season. She therefore is acquainted with many of the players on the Dolphins, who have won 12 consecutive games and are 13-1 overall. She said one of her goals was to coach her daughter, who will enter Mosley next school year.

“I’m not crazy about how it happened … but ultimately my goal was to go through that experience with her,” she said. “I thought maybe the next couple of years I’d be the JV coach. When it opened up I went ahead and jumped.”

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