Entering his first season as an assistant coach with the UIC men's soccer program is Seth Mason.
Mason came to UIC from Kendall College in Evanston, Ill., where he served as associate head coach for the past two years.
Inheriting a program that had lost 27 straight games prior to Mason and head coach T.J. Donahue's arrival, the duo quickly turned around the Kendall program. Kendall posted a 5-10 record in 2002. Then last season, the team won 10 games and claimed a share of the conference title en route to the school's first-ever NAIA Regional appearance.
For their efforts, both Mason and Donahue were named CCAC Co-Coaches of the Year in 2003.
Prior to his service at Kendall College, Mason served for one season as the head varsity coach for the men's and women's soccer teams at St. Gregory High School in Chicago. He also has youth coaching experience, guiding both the U10-U13 Trevian Soccer Club (1997-2000) and the U9 Skomor Soccer Club (1996-97).
Mason has also officiated all levels of boys and girls IHSA soccer since 1998.
A 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Mason spent 25 years in the broadcasting field as both the Vice President/General Manager of WXRT Radio in Chicago (1973-1987), then as Executive Vice President of Diamond Broadcasting Inc. (1987-1998).
Mason is married with two children, Ashley (20) and Eric (15).