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 400 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 20 Year Service Award/Large School West All-Star Coach (2014 and 2018)/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). 

Assistant Varsity 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).

Assistant Varsity Coach Jake Rood

  • Coaching: Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach, Mason City High School (2019-Present)
  • Education: Mason City High School (2018)
  • College: Simpson College (Present)
  • Honors/Accomplishments: 2nd Team All-Conference and All-District (2018)-IHSBCA Senior All-Star (2018)-IHSBCA 2nd Team Academic All-State (2018)- Globe Gazette All-Area Team (2018)-3 Year Varsity Letter Winner-Mr. Mohawk Award Winner (2017 & 2018)

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)

Head Freshmen Coach Chris Deets

  • Professional | Para at Pinecrest School - Mason City
  • Coaching | Head Freshmen Baseball Coach, Mason City High School, (2017-Present)
  • Family |  Wife - Julia | Children - Andrew, Anna, Alex
  • Education | Mason City High School (1992) | NIACC (1994) | UNI (1996)
  • Honors/Accomplishments |Two year letter winner in baseball, one year letter winner in basketball, two year letter winner in football (2 time first team all conference) all at MCHS
  • Experience | Played 2 years of baseball at NIACC and 1 year of football at NIACC.

Assistant Freshmen/Sophomore Coach Seth Wagner

  • Coaching: Assistant Freshmen/Sophomore Baseball Coach, Mason City High School (2018-Present)
  • Other Coaching Experience: Head Freshmen Boy's Basketball Coach and Assistant Middle School Football Coach, Mason City Community School District