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He won nearly 70% of his games and built MSU into a hockey power.  Coach Ron Mason died Sunday at the age of 76.   Mason led Michigan State to a national title in hockey and won 924 games.  He ranks up there with MSU coaching legends like Biggie Munn, Duffy Daugherty, and Tom Izzo.

Spartans assistant coach Tom Newton mad the announcement on Monday,  surrounded by Mason's family.  He said Mason's death was "sudden."

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Mason was Michigan State's coach from 1979 to 2002 and also served as the school's athletic director for five years.  He also coached Bowling Green and Lake Superior State, leading the Lakers to the NAIA title in 1972. Mason, who ranks second in wins among men's hockey coaches, is in the U.S. Hockey, Michigan Sports, Michigan State, Lake Superior State and St. Lawrence Halls of Fame.

Read more in this Detroit Free Press Article.