Nathan Mason became the William Woods University head men’s soccer coach during the summer of 2008. Mason is the fifth men’s soccer coach at William Woods and is currently the record holder for the most wins in program history (95). The program was founded in 1997.
In his first season, Coach Mason and the Owls posted a 9-9-1 record. The nine victories was the largest win total since the 2000 season (13 wins). WWU improved on that success during the 2009 season. The Owls finished the year 11-6-1 and 4-3 in the American Midwest Conference. WWU tied for third in the AMC in 2009, and finished the year with the most conference wins in the history of the program.
WWU reached the 11-win mark again in 2010. The Owls earned a victory over Hannibal-LaGrange University in the AMC Quarterfinals before falling to top seed Park University in the Semifinals. The 2010 season produced the AMC Freshman of the Year (Marcelo Carreiro) and the most single-season All-Conference selections in school history.
Mason has a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Premier Diploma and Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma. He also holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “D” license.
Coach Mason is a graduate of Hazelwood Central High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his collegiate playing career at State Fair Community College. He played two seasons for the Roadrunners. Mason was a member of the 1999 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship team.