Kerman Mason
Kerman Mason
Title: Assistant Coach, Defensive Backs
Year: Ninth Season

Kerman Mason enters his ninth season as an assistant football coach at Washington University in St. Louis. Mason, who coaches the defensive backs, has 12 years of high school coaching in the the state of Missouri.

While serving as an assistant under head coach Larry Kindbom, WashU has won three University Athletic Association (UAA) championships (2011, 2015, 2017) and one Southern Athletic Association (SAA) title in 2017. He has also been on staff during NCAA Division III playoff appearances by the Bears in 2013 and 2016.

In 2018, WashU posted an 8-2 overall record in the program's first season as an associate member in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). The Bears finished in third place in the CCIW with a 7-2 mark. WashU upset then No. 12-ranked Wheaton College (Ill.) 17-10 on Oct. 13 for its first victory over a ranked opponent since 2010. The Bears were third in the conference in scoring defense (22.0).

Mason spent three years as an assistant coach at Parkway South and four years at Ritenour, and served as the defensive backs and junior varsity co-head coach for six seasons at Chaminade College Prep.

Mason played two years at Joliet Junior College and two years at Drake University. He was a second-team all-Pioneer League selection at defensive back for Drake in 1995. Mason graduated from Drake in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, and earned a master’s degree in teaching from Lindenwood University in 2008.

A 1992 graduate of Parkway South High School, he and his wife, Kelly, have one son: Necho. Mason works full-time sales at Lohr Distributing Company in St. Louis.

Updated June 1, 2019