Oakton Names New Women’s Basketball Coach
Dameon Mason is the new women’s basketball coach at Oakton, Athletic Director Bruce Oates announced. Mason replaces Rich Bolinder, who retires this summer after 25 seasons.
A resident of North Aurora, Mason served as the high school varsity head boys coach at Chicago Waldorf School during the 2011-2012 season. He also is a Nike SPARQ (Speed, Power, Agility, Reaction, and Quickness) trainer, helping individuals enhance their athleticism.
“Mason is the right choice for continuing the winning tradition of women’s basketball at Oakton,” said Oates. “His mix of experience, playing on the college and professional level, coaching and skill training, give him a unique insight for coaching this team.
Even in a pool of strong coaching candidates, Mason stood out. His commitment to player development, including academic excellence, is outstanding. Just like Oakton, Mason believes athletics is a pathway to start an education here and go anywhere.”
A former coach of a women’s club team in Denmark, Mason played basketball collegiately at Marquette University and Louisiana State University. He also competed in the European Pro League and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from LSU.