Ronald Herbert Mason was born on January 14, 1940, and died on June 13, 2016.
He was a Canadian ice hockey player, head coach, and university executive.
He later became a head coach of various American universities, most notably Michigan State University (MSU), he was the most successful coach in NCAA ice hockey history between 1993-2012 with 924 wins, until Jerry York (Boston College) become the new winningest coach with his 925th career win on December 29, 2012.
He also served as an athletic director at MSU from 2002-08.
Then, Ron served as senior advisor for the USHL Muskegon Lumberjacks.
Ron Mason was inducted into the U.S Hockey Hall of Fame, in 2013.
Ron Mason passed away at 76 yrs old.