Mast named Head Basketball Coach at Ft. Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Department of Athletics has selected Jordan Mast as its next men’s basketball head coach, announced on Monday.

“My family and I could not be more excited to join the Durango community. To become the next head men’s basketball coach at Fort Lewis College is truly a dream come true, and I am excited to continue the success established within the program,” said Mast. “I want to give a special shoutout to Director of Athletics, Travis Whipple, for his belief and support in the vision for the program. We will continue to pursue championships while keeping the student-athlete experience at the forefront.”

Mast comes to Fort Lewis College after leading the University of Antelope Valley (NAIA) as its head coach for five seasons. During his time at the helm, Mast guided the Pioneers to an overall record of 98-25, three Cal Pac regular-season championships, a pair of conference tournament titles, and three NAIA Tournament berths. Mast was named Cal Pac Conference Coach of the Year three times in his tenure.

Prior to taking the reigns as head coach, Mast spent two seasons on staff at Antelope Valley as the program’s Associate Head Coach. The squad earned back-to-back regular-season and tournament titles in those seasons. Mast’s coaching career began at California Institute of Technology (NCAA DIII) where he was the Assistant Coach from 2015-17. During his first season at Cal Tech, the team combined for the most wins in 61 years.

Before he entered the collegiate coaching ranks, Mast launched Oregon Elite Basketball (OEB). OEB quickly became the largest AAU program in Oregon from 2010-15. He was simultaneously an Assistant Coach at Liberty High School where his team achieved multiple 20+ win seasons and reached the state championship game.

Mast’s love for basketball took him to Gonzaga University where he competed for two seasons before an injury cut his career short. He continued his education at Warner Pacific University in Portland, Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration.

“Jordan’s passion for impacting lives and graduating champions was on display at every step of our process. He is also a proven winner on the court as a head coach, going 98-25 in his career and as a student-athlete at Gonzaga,” said Director of Athletics, Travis Whipple. “It is evident that Coach Mast is committed to excellence, bringing teams together, and enhancing the experience for all involved.  We are thrilled to welcome Jordan and his family to Durango in the days ahead.”

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