The official hire is pending approval by the Olympia School Board at Mondays 6:30 p.m. meeting at the Knox Administration Center. Should the board approval Mastins hire, he will replace Doug Galloway, whose basketball coaching contract was not renewed in August after 11 seasons coaching the Cougars.
When reached for comment, Mastin said in an email Sunday he'd prefer to answer questions after the school board takes action on Monday.
Mastin served multiple terms in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1993-2004, and also has an extensive background in basketball as a player and a coach. His past coaching stints include being the head mens basketball coach at Walla Walla University, a private NAIA independent school, and an assistant coach at his alma mater, Whitman College.
As a 6-foot-4 forward at Whitman from 1983-87, Mastin ranks No. 5 all-time at the college in scoring (1,605 points) and No. 2 all-time in rebounding (976) while playing for his father, the late Jim Mastin. After graduating from Whitman, Mastin, a graduate of Walla Walla High School, earned a law degree from Gonzaga in 1996.