Ron Mason was selected to join the United State Hockey Hall of Fame today.
The former Michigan State coach and athletic director was one of five selected to this year’s Hall of Fame class by USA Hockey.
It will be the most recent Hall of Fame induction for the 73-year old Mason, who has also been inducted into the Michigan Sports, Lake Superior Sports, St. Lawrence University, Bowling Green Athletics and Michigan State Athletics hall of fames.
Mason won an NCAA championship while coaching the Spartans in 1986 and an NAIA title with Lake Superior State in 1972 during his 36-year coaching career. He compiled a career record of 924-380-83 while coaching MSU, Bowling Green and Lake Superior State.
“Ron Mason has made an incredible impact on the game in so many ways,” current MSU hockey coach Tom Anastos said. “His winning speaks for itself.
“In my opinion Ron’s ability to develop talent, inspire coaches and push others around him to get better, and putting what’s best for the game as his highest priority are things that I feel have been his greatest contributions to hockey.”
Mason posted a 635-270-69 record at MSU from 1979-2002 and led the Spartans to 17 CCHA regular-season and playoff titles. His 924 wins were the most in college hockey history until last December when he was passed by Boston College coach Jerry York.