Former Michigan State Spartans hockey coach Ron Mason is dead at age 76.
Mason passed away on Monday. No cause of death is currently being reported and details remain relatively scarce and unknown.
The longtime bench boss, who was head coach for nearly 1,000 games over the course of 36 seasons with Lake Superior State, Bowling Green and Michigan State, was the winningest coach in NCAA history when he retired in 2002. After retiring, Mason served as Michigan State’s athletic director until 2007.
Mason and the Spartans won a national championship in 1986.
During his tenure, Mason led the Spartans to 635 wins and 19 NCAA tournament appearances.