Marcus has been a Division 1 coach since 2001. He began his coaching career at Middle Tennessee State University where he coached under Kermit Davis who was conference Coach of the Year (2002-03). In 2003, he became a member of the University of Denver coaching staff where he remained until the spring of 2007. During his stint at Denver, they were crowned Sun Belt Conference Champions in 2005, won 20 games, and received a berth to play in the NIT.
Marcus coached under 2005 Sun Belt Coach of the Year Terry Carroll while at Denver. Besides the team accomplishments, there have also been several individual players who have gained awards. They include Yemi Nicholson (2006 Mid-Major All American, All Sun Belt, Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year), Antonio Porch (2nd team All Sun Belt Conference), and Rodney Billups (3rd team All Sun Belt Conference). During his coaching career, Mason has coached over 8 players who have played professional basketball.
One of Mason’s primary responsibilities was to conduct daily individual workouts with each player throughout the year. Marcus’s ability to provide quality individual instruction on a daily basis aided in both the team and individual success. Marcus has decided take a break from college coaching and its demanding travel schedule in order to develop more college stars for the state of Colorado. “If not for Coach Marcus Mason and his individual workouts I would not be where I am today. Because of him and his innovative training I am able to make a living playing basketball and entertain all over the world. I‘d advise players of all ages who are committed to being the best they can be to utilize the great resource that’s available to them in Nothing But Net Basketball – Elite Basketball Coaching.”John Humphrey AKA Helicopter And 1 Mixtape Tour.