The University of Antelope Valley has announced the promotion of men’s basketball Associate Head Coach Jordan Mast to Head Coach.
UAV Director of Athletics Gary Dickerson said of the promotion, “On behalf of the institution and UAV Athletics, I could not be more excited to see a remarkable coach such as Jordan be elevated to this position. I believe that he will continue to maintain and grow the excellent standards for which this basketball program is known for.”
Now entering his third year as a member of the Pioneers’ men’s basketball coaching staff and first year at the helm, the program has won two-consecutive California Pacific Conference Regular-Season Championships and Tournament Championships, making appearances in the last two NAIA Championships as well.
A Portland, Oregon native, Mast has been a key piece in the development and growth of the program during the past two seasons, providing strong leadership and game planning, and being an integral part of the recruiting process, recruiting two players that would go on to be named Cal Pac Player of the Year, as well as recruiting eight Cal Pac All-Conference Team Members.
After learning of the promotion, Mast commented, “I am thrilled to get to work as the next Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Antelope Valley. Our coaching staff is dedicated to developing our young men with the goal of helping them become the best versions of themselves both on and off the basketball court. My wife and I cannot thank Gary Dickerson and Marco and Sandra Johnson enough for this opportunity, and the support they have shown for me and my family.”
Before coming to UAV, Mast became a member of the Caltech men’s basketball coaching staff prior to the 2015-16 season, a campaign that produced the most conference wins in Caltech history (seven) and saw a number of program records take shape, namely most points, rebounds, and blocks in a season. He assisted in all aspects of the program, including student-athlete recruitment, player development, scouting, program preparation, video projects, alumni relations and operational tasks.
Prior to his work at Caltech, Mast served as an assistant men’s varsity coach at Liberty High School for the three years and also founded Oregon Elite Basketball in 2011, an AAU program comprised of 32 teams.
Mast played collegiately at Division I Gonzaga University, where he was part of two WCC championship-winning teams, two WCC tournament championships, and two trips to the NCAA tournament. He was on the storied 2005-06 Sweet 16 team that included national player of the year candidate Adam Morrison, J.P. Batista and Derek Raivio. During his high school career, he led his team to beat Lake Oswego and NBA star Kevin Love’s team in the state championship, and would go on to earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Warner Pacific in 2011.
While at Gonzaga, Mast met his wife, Emily, and the two of them have three young daughters, Peyton, McKenzie and Brooklyn, and the five of them currently reside in the Santa Clarita Valley.