Twenty three years as EMU’s Men’s Soccer Coach: 1991 Present, In 2013, his team finished 9th in the ODAC regular season. Mast has put together an impressive resume with his teams advancing to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Finals five times and the NCAA Division III “Round of Sixteen” in 1998. He has twice been named ODAC “Coach of the Year” and also received Virginia State Coach of the Year honors from the Virginia Sports Information Directors in 1998. His record during his tenure is 202-186-35.
A graduate of Eastern Mennonite University Mast also received his EdD in Educational Leadership: Higher Education in 2007 from Argosy University. He also holds a MS degree in Health & Physical Education: 1990 from West Chester University.
Mast also holds an NSCAA: National, Advanced National, & Premiere Diploma. He is the Director of Kick’s Soccer Camp: 1986-present He has served as an NCAA Division III Championships Committee Member 1996-1998, and as Chair in 1998 and as a Virginia Western District ODP Coach 2000-01, and Virginia ODP State Assessor 2001; and served as a Shenandoah Valley United Soccer Association Board Member and on their Travel Oversight Committee from 1998-2011.
Coach Mast lives in Harrisonburg and loves spending time with his wife Cheryl, and sons Mark (21) and Grayson (17). Both sons will be attending EMU in the 2014-15 school year. He serves is an active member both at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and in the local community. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, traveling, playing guitar, and wood working.
Dave began his professional career in the alumni office at EMU before moving to Lancaster, PA where he taught elementary and middle school Physical Education, was the athletic director and coached several sports. After receiving his master’s degree, he served as Executive Director at Camp Hebron for five years. In 1991, he was invited to Lancaster Mennonite High School where he served for 14 years as Athletic Director along with various administrative duties, including Middle School Principal. He returned to EMU to carry out his vision for an athletic program of excellence through which Christian character is developed.