Office Phone: (540) 432-4437
Cell Phone: (540) 820-2503
Main Campus, Harrisonburg
Office Location: UC 137
Men's Soccer Head Coach
“I love EMU and the opportunity to serve this institution in the role of coaching the men’s soccer team and teaching in the physical education and recreation department. I feel that my mission is to serve others as Christ served his followers. The venue that I have been given to accomplish this mission is through the sport of soccer and through the development of talents, values, and lessons in sports and recreation. There are many great attributes in coaching that are applicable to the classroom and the best coaches are great teachers. I am given the opportunity to blend and balance sport, education, and Christian values on a daily basis at EMU.”
Twenty seven years as EMU’s Men’s Soccer Coach: 1991-Present, In 2016, his team finished 6th 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 three times 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 230-230-43.
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 serves is an active member both at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and in the local community. He enjoys the outdoors, sports, traveling, playing guitar, landscaping and wood working. He lives in Harrisonburg and loves spending time with his wife Cheryl, and sons Mark (24) and Grayson (21). Grayson is a senior biology major at EMU and Mark graduated in 2015 is married to Rachel Kennel (EMU 2014) and is attending Temple University – Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.
Ed D, Educational Leadership: Higher Ed. Argosy University: 2007
M.S., Health & Physical Education. West Chester University: 1990
B.S., Health & Physical Education. EMU: 1985
“Shenandoah Valley United College Night” Presented recruiting information to youth and parents: April, 2017.
“Roanoke Star College Night” Presented recruiting information to youth and parents: William Fleming High School, Roanoke, VA. March, 2017.
“Virginia Soccer Association (VSA)” Presented 2 college field sessions to U-17, and U-19 players for VSA: February, 2017.
“Lynchburg College Showcase Coaches Panel” Presented and Q&A for high school players and parents. Lynchburg College: January, 2017.
“Christian College ID Soccer Camp Coaches Panel” for high school players. Messiah College: June 2016
Church, Community and Professional Service
Active member at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church
Attend Grace Fellowship Sunday School Class
Attend biweekly Small Group
Direct Kicks Soccer Camp 1986-present
Coach at Messiah College Residential Soccer Camp, Mechanicsburg, PA: July 12-16.
Emcee Waterman Family Fun Night: April 2017
1986-present NSCAA Member
Honors, Awards and Grants
EMU “25 Years of Service” April, 2016
NSCAA Recognition as 30 Year member with pinning in January 2016
Certifications and Licenses
National Soccer Coaches Association: Current Licences
NSCAA Premier Diploma: 2009
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma: 1990
NSCAA National Diploma: 1989
American Red Cross Instructor Certification:
CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
NSCAA: 30 years
American Coaches Federation: 10 years
AAPHERD: 11 years
Professional Conferences Attended
January, 2016 NSCAA Convention, Baltimore, MD
New Courses Taught
Fitness Administration & Assessment: Spring, 2016
Exercise Physiology & Kinesiology: Spring, 2017 Fitness Administration & Assessment: Spring, 2017 Motor Learning: Spring, 2017
Skiing: Spring 2017 Snowboarding: Spring, 2017 Adapted Physical Education: Spring, 2017
Faculty Enrollment Committee, 2017-2020
Cross-Cultural Committee, 2014-present
Physical Education & Recreation Department member
Faculty Search Committee: Recreation and Sports Studies Faculty
Athletics Department member
Eastern Mennonite University Soccer (1991-present) 26 Years 230-230-43 (.500)
Eastern Mennonite HS (1990-1991) 1 Year 14-3-2 (.789)
Christopher Dock (1986-1990) 4 Years 52-29-6 (.611)
Total: (1986-present) 31 Years 296-262-51 (.528)