Longtime UNC football writer Lee Pace revealed on Twitter Friday that the Tar Heels’ football chaplain, Mitch Mason, is currently battling a confounding nervous system issue.
Hired in 2013 by former head coach Larry Fedora to serve as the university’s first ever chaplain, Mason has been responsible for promoting the spiritual and character development of players–a job similar to what he did for the Clemson football team from 2010-12.
He has also provided spiritual counseling and one-on-one services, while helping connect players, coaches and parents. In addition, Mason has always made time to do charity work supporting underprivileged youth and visit children’s hospitals.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes connected Mason and Fedora, allowing the two to come up with the new role for the team.
Since then, many around the program have deemed Mason “invaluable” to the team for his work according to a 2016 story published by KeepingitHeel.com.
The lives he’s touched, the ballast he’s provided behind the scenes, the smiles & high-fives and fist-bumps, the goodness he’s spread to all … @tarheelchaplain Mitch Mason needs the thoughts & prayers of Carolina football nation as he battles a confounding nervous system issue. pic.twitter.com/29DHBjPzdr
— Lee Pace (@LeePaceTweet) June 19, 2020
Photo via Twitter (@TarHeelChaplain)