North Carolina A&T head women’s basketball coach Tarrell Robinson announced three new additions to his coaching staff on Monday. Robinson, the program’s all-time winningest coach, added Mike Moses, Jr. and Asia Dozier as assistant coaches. Alexiss “Lexi” Griggs will be the program’s new director of basketball operations (DOBO). Associate head coach Shavon Earp returns for her 12th season with A&T, completing the 2023-24 staff.
Moses comes to A&T after spending a season as the director of recruiting at Western Kentucky University. Most of the success Moses has garnered has come on the high school level at St. Pauls High School in St. Pauls, N.C. The Bulldogs went 97-24 under Moses in five seasons, including a 67-3 mark and three conference championships over his final three seasons with the program.
He is the two-time Robeson County coach of the year (2018, 2020), and in 2020 he was named the Three Rivers Conference Class 2A coach of the year. Moses also brings collegiate experience to Aggieland after serving as an assistant coach with the Fayetteville State men’s basketball program (2009-15). He also played collegiately for the Broncos and earned a degree in education from the university in 2010.
“Mike was a very successful high school head coach in North Carolina,” said Robinson. “Mike established himself as a great relationship builder and an elite player developer. His high school and AAU circuit relationships will immediately impact our program.”
Dozier also had enormous success at the high school level. She arrives at the East Greensboro campus after spending a season as an assistant coach with the University of Buffalo Bulls women’s basketball program.
Before serving as an assistant with the Bulls, she coached the Cardinal Newman School (Columbia, S.C.) to two consecutive SCISA Class 3A championships and a 33-6 record in two seasons (2020-22) as the head coach. Legion Collegiate, a public charter high school, experienced success under Dozier, posting a winning season in the program’s inaugural season in 2019-20. Three players from that team went on to play on the collegiate level.
In 2016, Dozier graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in business administration with a minor in sports and entertainment management. She also had a standout collegiate career for the Gamecocks women’s basketball program under legendary coach Dawn Staley.
When Dozier left Columbia, she was a part of the winningest senior class in program history, helping USC post a 121-18 record over her four-year career (2012-16) with a program-best .871 winning percentage, including three SEC championships and four straight Sweet 16 appearances. Dozier was a three-year captain for Staley.
“Asia’s pedigree is unmatched, having played for University of South Carolina Hall of Fame coach Dawn Staley,” Robinson said. “She has experienced as a player what I want our young women to experience. I’m thankful she will be pouring into them daily.”
In her short time since leaving college, Griggs has already gained valuable experience in administration, recruiting, coaching, developing players and volunteering. Before coming to A&T, she spent the previous 2 ½ years at her alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). She started as a volunteer assistant coach before moving to the assistant coach/DOBO position before closing out her time there as the assistant to the athletics director.
As a player for the IUP Hawks, Griggs was a two-year starter, starting 62 of the final 63 games she played. In her senior season, she earned first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West accolades and the PSAC West defensive athlete of the year award as the Hawks won the PSAC West title. She led the Hawks to the PSAC and Atlantic Region championships as a junior.
She finished her career with 897 points and a career 54.8 shooting percentage. Griggs shot 57.5 percent as a junior, the third-highest single-season shooting percentage in program history. In 2020, Griggs graduated from IUP with a degree in natural science and a minor in psychology.
“Lexi reminds me a lot of myself, having played and also transitioned into coaching upon graduation at her alma mater,” said Robinson. “It speaks to the type of person she is, which is loyal, hardworking and big picture. We’re thankful to add her to our family.”CAA