(Courtesy of Kansas State Athletics)
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Former Kansas State player and graduate student manager Mason Schoen has been promoted to video coordinator, head coach Bruce Weber announced on Monday (June 1).
A former walk-on for the Wildcats from 2014-18, Schoen spent the past season (2019-20) as a graduate student manager at K-State after a one-year stint (2018-19) in a similar position at Clemson.
“We’re excited about Mason and his new opportunity,” said Weber. “As I said when we hired Shane (Southwell) in March, it’s always a proud moment when one of your former players wants to go into the coaching profession. Aside from being a former player who was part of some really, good teams, Mason is a sharp individual with two Master’s degrees. He has put the work and effort into earning this next step in the coaching profession.”
Schoen returned to his alma mater in June 2019 after spending the 2018-19 season as a graduate assistant at Clemson under head coach Brad Brownell. He was part of a staff that helped the Tigers post a 20-14 overall record, including a 9-9 mark in the rugged Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and advance to the second round of the Postseason NIT.
A native of Overland Park, Kansas, Schoen played a significant leadership role as a four-year walk-on, guiding the Wildcats to consecutive 20-win seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances as a junior and senior, including serving as a captain during the run to the Elite Eight in 2017-18. An eight-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, he was twice named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017, 2018) while was a two-time Honors Court recipient from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). He also participated in the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in June 2016 as an undergraduate.
“I am absolutely thrilled for this opportunity that Coach Weber has given to me,” said Schoen. “Kansas State has always been a very special place to me, and to be lucky enough to have the opportunity to continue my work here full-time is extremely humbling. I fully believe in the direction of Coach Weber’s leadership and am thankful for his belief in myself.”
Schoen earned two bachelor’s degrees as an undergraduate at K-State, including a finance degree in May 2017 and a marketing degree in May 2018, while earning a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in May 2020. He also recently completed his Master’s degree in Athletic Leadership from Clemson in May 2020.
Schoen is the second change to the Wildcat coaching staff after former Wildcat player and graduate assistant Shane Southwell was announced as the program’s newest assistant coach on March 31.
Kansas State – Named Mason Schoen video coordinator.