Wagner promotes Bashir Mason, 28, to head coach

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Wagner College has promoted assistant Bashir Mason to succeed Dan Hurley as head coach of the Seahawks.

The school announced Monday that the 28-year-old Mason, who had been on Hurley's staff for two seasons, is the youngest head coach in Division I. He will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

Mason graduated from Drexel in 2007 after a four-year playing career and was an assistant at Marist for two seasons before moving to Wagner. The Seahawks won a school-record 25 games last season under Hurley, who left last week to take over the program at Rhode Island.

A native of Jersey City, N.J., Mason was the coach at St. Benedict's High School in 2007-08 and led it to the state Prep A title.

Wes Miller was promoted to head coach at North Carolina-Greensboro this month and had been the youngest coach in Division I at 29.