Top Coach 104: Pat Mason, Virginia Tech

We’ve got another Northeast guy for you this week (surprise!). Patrick Mason is a Massachusetts native who’s now pulling the coaching strings at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, a school known for engineering and architecture.

Coach Mason started off coaching high school baseball, basketball, and football in his first year of coaching. He talks about how being put into this position really forced him to learn other aspects of coaching.

Along the way, Coach Mason learned the importance of being able to learn by making mistakes — something he carries forward into the work he does with his assistant coaches. As with many of our previous guests, he is a former catcher, so we pick his brain about how that played into his development as a coach.

Follow Patrick Mason on Twitter.

Follow Virginia Tech Baseball on Twitter.

Follow Top Coach on Twitter at @TopCoachPodcast.

Check out Rich Prado and Play In School on Twitter at @PlayInSchool

Jack Warren is available to speak to your team or coaches’ meeting. Find out more by clicking the SPEAKING tab at While you’re there, find out about the coaching and consulting does for sports-minded entrepreneurs and athletic coaches.

photo credit: Courtesy of Virginia Tech Athletics

Intro Music: Matt’s Blues, Kevin MacLeod (

Subscribe to this podcast in iTunes.

Listen via Stitcher Radio!

Here’s the feed if you use another podcast app:

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.