Coaching Staff

Head Coach Troy Rood

  • Teaching | Physical Education Teacher, Mason City Community Schools (1998-Present)
  • Coaching | Head Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, 2002-Present 
  • Family | Wife - Kirstin     Children - Jake / Ali
  • Other Coaching Experience | Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Mason City High School, 2004-2009/Assistant Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Mason City High School, 1999-2004 and 2014-2016/Head Freshmen Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, 1995-2002/Assistant Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach, Mason City High School, 1997-1998/Head Boys' Basketball Coach, Martensdale-St. Mary's High School, 1996-1997/Head Sophomore Boys' Basketball Coach, Aplington-Parkersburg, 1995-1996
  • Education | High School Mason City High School (1991) Basketball and Baseball letter winner two years at Mason City High School (1990-91)/College UNI (1995) Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education/Iowa State (2002) Masters of Science Degree in Educational Administration
  • Honors/Accomplishments| IHSBCA 300 Win Club/IHSBCA 20 Year Longevity Award/6 State Tournament Appearances at MCHS (1 Runner-Up, 3 Semi-Finals and 2 Quarter-Final Appearances)/Seven 30 Win Seasons at MCHS (2003- 32, 2004- 33, 2005- 31, 2006- 34, 2009- 30, 2010-36 and 2011 - 35)/CIML Iowa Conference Champions (2010 and 2011)/North Central 4A District Coach of the Year Award (2010 and 2011)/CIML Iowa Conference Coach of the Year Award (2010 and 2016)/Ranked twice in the Final BCA Summer National Rankings at #9 (2003 and 2004)/National Baseball Coaches Association 15 Year Service Award/Large School West All-Star Coach (2014)/Director of the 2016 IHSBCA Senior All-Star Series in Mason City/   2016 IHSBCA Bill and Sherry Freese Contributor Award.

Assistant Varsity Coach Beau Stringer

  • Professional | Pastor at Rhythm Church 
  • Coaching | Volunteer Assistant Freshmen Baseball Coach (2012) Head Freshmen Baseball Coach (2013-2016) Varsity Assistant Coach (2017-Present)
  • Family | Wife - Abigail Children - Luke / Avery
  • Education | Amarillo High School (2007). Hill Junior College/ Liberal Arts (2008). Wayland Baptist University/ Religion (2010) 
  •  Honors/Accomplishments | Three year letter winner in baseball at Amarillo High School in Amarillo, Texas. Honorable mention all-district 2-5A catcher (junior season) and 2nd team all-district 2-5A catcher (senior season) "Dick Jones Fighting Heart Award" recipient in 2007. 
  • Experience | Played 2 years of collegiate baseball at Hill Junior College in Hillsboro, TX and Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. 

Assistant Varsity Coach Adam Gold

  • Professional |  
  • Coaching | Assistant Varsity Baseball coach & hitting coordinator, Mason City High School (2017-present)
  • Family |  Wife - Shannon | Children - Alex / Jake
  • EducationMason City High School (1993), Iowa State University (1997)
  •  Honors/Accomplishments | 
  • Experience | 4 years director of hitting instruction at The Yard (Mason City, IA). 

Head Sophomore Coach Brian Niesen

  • Teaching | Physical Education Teacher, Roosevelt Elementary (2011-Present)
  • Coaching | Head Freshman Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, (2011)
  • Experience | Head Freshman Basketball Coach @ Dubuque Hempstead (2009-2010) Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach @ Prairie Valley High School (2010)
  • Education | High School Fort Dodge High School (2005) 3 year letter winner in basketball. One year letter winner in Baseball. | College Iowa Central Community College - Associate of Arts Degree in Business (2007) University of Dubuque - Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical & Health Education K-12 (2010)
  • Honors/AccomplishmentsPlayed two seasons of college basketball at Iowa Central and the University of Dubuque. Male Student-Athlete of the Year at University of Dubuque (2009)

Assistant Sophomore Coach Cody Meyer

  • Coaching | Assistant Sophomore Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, (2014-Present)
  • Education | Mason City High School (2008)
  • College | Kirkwood Community College 2010 AA | Blackburn College 2014 Bachelors in Sports Management | Buena Vista - Currently enrolled working toward teaching license.
  • Honors/Accomplishments | Holds Blackburn college record for hits in a game going 5-5 | Coast to Coast All Star Team - Puerto Rico | Threw a no hitter

Head Freshmen Coach Chris Deets

  • Coaching | Head Freshmen Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, (2017-Present)
  • Education | Mason City High School (1992)
  • College | NIACC | UNI
  • Honors/Accomplishments | 

Assistant Freshmen Coach Zach Hendrickson

  • Coaching | Assistant Freshmen Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, (2017-Present)
  • Education | Mason City High School (2017)
  • College | Iowa Central Community College (Present)
  • Honors/Accomplishments | 3 Year Varsity Baseball Letter Winner and Starter at Mason City High School | Team Cy Young Award winner Sophomore and Junior Seasons | 2nd Team All-Conference Pitcher (2016) | Honorable Mention All-Conference (2015/2017).