Getting to know...men’s basketball coach Greg Mason
July 8, 2010
Men’s head basketball coach Greg Mason1. Position at Centre?
Men’s head basketball coach and Hall of Fame Director
2. Where did you grow up?
Shelbyville; great sports town and great friends growing up
3. What are your hobbies?
Anything relaxing that can be done outside the gym
4. Dream vacation?
Hawaii or NYC, depending on my mood
5. Favorite actor?
6. Favorite novel?
The Great Gatsby
7. Favorite sport to watch (besides basketball)?
8. Favorite show?
9. Favorite album?
One Wild Night by Bon Jovi
10. Favorite Division I college basketball team?
Kentucky and VCU
11. Favorite food?
12. Favorite season?
13. Three people, living or deceased, who you’d invite to the same dinner party?
JFK, Derek Jeter and a tie between Ron White and Wendie Austin-Robinson (head coach of Centre College women’s basketball)
14. Favorite aspect of your job?
Recruiting interesting student-athletes and getting to know the families
15. Favorite Centre tradition?
The Herbie McGuire Golf Tournament
16. What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Centre?
Selling sun tan lotion on San Diego Beach
17. Educational experience that’s been most helpful to you?
Being an RA in Nevin as a junior and a senior
18. Best thing about growing up in your family?
Awesome support of what my sister and I pursued
19. Favorite place on campus?
Nevin Hall, where I spent three years as a student
20. Advice you’d give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Deserve success: have an organized plan and develop the confidence that you can achieve your goals, provided you are willing to sacrifice and pay attention to the details.