Marisa Moseley ’04 Named Head Coach of BU Women’s Basketball

Marisa Moseley ’04, a standout on Boston University’s 2003 NCAA Tournament team and a nine-year assistant coach at UConn, has returned to Commonwealth Avenue to become the Terriers’ head coach of women’s basketball, director of athletics Drew Marrochello announced on Tuesday.

Moseley becomes the eighth head coach – and first alumna – in program history. She will be formally introduced on Wednesday (April 18) at 9 a.m. in the Francis D. Burke Club Room at Agganis Arena. The event is open to the public.

“This is a banner day for Boston University women’s basketball,” Marrochello said. “As we embark on a new and promising era, we are incredibly excited to welcome Marisa back to her alma mater to lead the program she played for.

“Marisa emerged from an outstanding group of candidates, and it became clear that she would be a perfect fit for this team and our department. Her charisma and enthusiasm are contagious and her coaching pedigree speaks for itself. We are proud that she has chosen to be a Terrier again.”

A two-year captain during her playing days with the Terriers, Moseley has been on Geno Auriemma’s staff in Storrs since 2009, helping the Huskies claim five national championships (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) while reaching the Final Four all nine seasons.

She coached three national players of the year and 11 All-Americans while assisting UConn to a 331-14 record and two of the longest winning streaks in NCAA basketball history (111 and 90 consecutive games).

A native of Springfield, Massachusetts, Moseley completed her four-year (2000-04) playing career as the Terriers’ third-leading shot blocker (114 blocks). The defensive specialist earned All-America East Conference Third Team honors in 2002-03 after leading BU in both steals and blocked shots.

Moseley helped the Terriers win the 2003 America East championship and make their first and only appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She was voted the defensive player of the year by her teammates and was also a four-year member of the America East Honor Roll.

“I am honored and humbled to be named the head women’s basketball coach at Boston University,” Moseley said. “I am excited to return to a place filled with wonderful memories that helped mold me into the person I am today. I would like to thank President Robert A. Brown, [senior vice president] Todd Klipp, Drew Marrochello and the entire athletic department for entrusting me with this unbelievable opportunity.

“I would also like to thank Geno Auriemma and my entire UConn family for their unwavering support through this process and for nine amazing years there. I know I would not be in this position without them.”

Her primary responsibilities at UConn were coaching the post players, creating individual and skill development workouts, preparing scouting reports, and working with marketing and video services on digital media platforms, presentations and highlight films. In 2012, she assisted in scouting for Coach Auriemma and the gold-medal winning U.S. National Team at the London Olympics.

Prior to serving as an assistant coach at UConn, Moseley filled the same capacity at Minnesota (2007-09), where she led the Golden Gophers to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances while posting an overall record of 40-24. While serving in her role as academic liaison, a total of 11 student-athletes earned selection to the Big Ten Academic Honor Roll.

Moseley first broke into the coaching ranks during the 2005-06 season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Denver, helping guide the Pioneers to a 20-11 record, marking their first 20-plus win campaign in six years. Her responsibilities included assisting with the Pioneers’ recruiting and team travel, as well as monitoring the players’ academic progress.

In addition to her coaching duties, Moseley served as a member of the University of Connecticut Diversity Council and was on director of athletics David Benedict’s Leadership Team. Furthermore, she was a member of the Student-Athlete Development Diversity Committee and was the athletics department’s liaison to the Office of Diversity.

She was also a member of Denver’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. The committee was instrumental in the establishment of a new associate athletic director position overseeing diversity and community relations.

Prior to joining the staff at Denver, Moseley worked a one-year stint as a production assistant at ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, where she served as a creative contributor to shows such as SportsCenter, ESPNews and ABC NewsOne.

Moseley graduated from BU’s College of Arts & Sciences in 2004 with a degree in sociology and returned to campus in 2012 to serve as a panelist for the “Pass It On: A Celebration” event that honored milestones and accomplishments in women’s athletics.

She becomes the fourth former BU athlete among current head coaches in the department, joining Brian Durocher (women’s ice hockey), David Quinn (men’s ice hockey) and Lesley Sheehan (women’s tennis).

“This is an exciting time to be a Terrier and I am confident that we will compete at the highest level both on the court and in the classroom,” added Moseley. “I feel privileged to lead this group of great young women in representing this prestigious institution. BU has had a great tradition of success in its athletic department and I am committed to contribute to that legacy.”

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