Faulkner hired as Assistant Basketball Coach at Campbellsville University

Mason Faulkner has been hired as an assistant coach for the Campbellsville University men’s basketball team Athletic Director Jim Hardy has announced.

Head Coach Brent Vernon stated, “we were very fortunate to have as many applicants to our position as we had. But at the end of the day, we were sold on Mason Faulkner and what we believe he brings to the table both on the court for our staff as well as off the court. We couldn’t be more excited to be adding Mason to our coaching staff here at CU.”

Faulkner, a Glasgow, Kentucky native, transferred to the University of Louisville for his graduate season after time at Western Carolina University and his first two years at Northern Kentucky University. He started nine games for the Cardinals included the last three contests of the season, was second on the team in assists averaging 2.6 per game and had an assist-turnover ratio of 2.8 in ACC games. Faulkner finished his collegiate career with 1,487 points, 515 assists, and 63 games in double figures. He earned his master’s degree in criminal justice.

At Western Carolina as a redshirt senior, Faulkner led the Catamounts with 16.9 points and 4.8 assists per game (good for most assists per contest and ninth in points in the Southern Conference). As a junior Catamount, Faulkner averaged 17.7 points, 6 rebounds, and ranked 19th in NCAA Division I in assists at 6 per game. He was a two-time All-Southern Conference and NABA All-District Selection. Faulkner earned his bachelor’s degree from Western Carolina in communications with a minor in sports management.

“I’m honored to join Coach Vernon and the rest of his coaching staff this year,” Faulkner shared. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity to grow and learn from some great coaches. I’ve followed Campbellsville Athletics for some years due to my sister playing and coaching for Lady Tiger Basketball. I’m beyond excited and can’t wait to get to work!”

Coach Vernon continued, “[Faulkner] is going to bring a new level of excitement and such a wide variety of expertise to our program. He had a great collegiate career playing at some of the highest levels in all of college basketball. With his playing experience, the connections he has made, as well as the connections he already had, he will be a tremendous addition to our staff.”

As a player at Caverna High School in Horse Cave, Kentucky, Faulkner was a Kentucky Mr. Basketball finalist leading the Commonwealth in scoring as a senior averaging 35.9 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. He finished his prep career with a school-record 3,148 career points scored and over 600 career rebounds. Faulkner was an All-State Selection his final two high school seasons and was named the Fifth Region Co-Player of the Year.

Faulkner is the son of Meredith and Cornelius Faulkner and has two sisters: twin sister Madison (former Lady Tiger Basketball player and assistant coach) and younger sister McKeeya.


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