Bolin will be joining a Centre program that went 24-4, won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference regular-season and conference tournament titles and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament before falling to Wooster.
"Obviously Scott is very excited about this opportunity. He's got a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of desire," Mason said. "I think he can be a very good recruiter for us."
Bolin said he was put in contact with Mason through Centre women's assistant coach Michelle Feistritzer.
"She was talking to Greg, and he was needing another person to take the load off of some things," Bolin said. "I talked to coach Mason, and he said a second assistant was something he could use, and I was just very excited."
Will keep teaching at Garrard
Bolin said he wouldn't have any specific duties, just "whatever Greg has for me to do."
"I'll be a full assistant, so whatever Greg needs me to do, recruiting, game preparation, breaking down film, that's what I'll do," he said. "One of the good things I learned about being a head coach is you know you have to have good assistants. And once you go back, hopefully you'll know how to be a good assistant coach."
Mason said having Bolin on staff will allow him and assistant coach James Booker to do even more.
"It's something we're very excited about, and Scott is going to help us out tremendously," Mason said. "Wooster had four or five guys, and it was just James and myself. It's another set of eyes, and it's going to benefit us."
Bolin will continue to teach business at Garrard.
"This is something I really look forward to, but I hate to leave my kids, and I couldn't ask for a better administration," he said. "It would be a no-brainer to leave if I didn't like the administration. But the team has a lot of good kids coming back, and whoever gets this job is going to inherit a good team."
Bolin said he would only be involved in helping search for a new coach if needed.
"I feel 100 percent confident in the administration. (Principal) Kevin Stull and (athletics director) Jim Freeman will find a good coach," he said.
Bolin said he isn't sure he wants to take the next leap and try to move up the college coaching ladder. This was just a good situation to try right now.
"I was just very grateful he had this opportunity. It's something I never really thought about, so I'm just going to go take this and hit it full force," he said. "I'm just excited to be with the Colonels."