|Year:||3rd at MIT|
|College:||Swarthmore College '99|
Mason Astley will be in his third season on the MIT women’s tennis staff in 2013-14. He came to the Engineers from Emerson College, where he was the men's and women's head tennis coach for three years.
Astley compiled a 46-28 overall record at Emerson, including an
11-3 campaign with the women's team in 2010-11. He was named the
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for 2009.
Astley started teaching tennis at a summer tennis camp while in high school, and then matriculated at Swarthmore College, contributing to both the tennis and soccer teams. Upon returning, Mason briefly coached at Worcester Polytechnic Institute before settling in at the Mount Auburn Club in Watertown for three years.
Deciding that he had a lot to learn about the mental side of tennis, Mason then enrolled in the Boston University Graduate School of Education, where he earned a Master's Degree in counseling psychology (sport psychology concentration). Since then he has been consulting with athletes from many sports, but mostly tennis, including top-ten U.S. juniors and WTA touring professionals.