Moseley has been named coach at Boston University, her alma mater, it was announced Tuesday.
Moseley, who graduated from BU in 2004, spent the past nine years on Auriemma’s staff with the Huskies, who reached the Final Four every season and won five national championships in that span.
“BU is getting an amazing person who has the ability to transform the women’s program and create excitement that the players, the university and the fans can rally around,” Auriemma said in a statement released by BU. “Marisa possesses the same qualities that every successful coach has: passion, energy, compassion, discipline and the ability to communicate effectively to her players. We are going to miss Marisa. She has made a lasting impact on our program and in the hearts of our coaches and players. I will miss her personally as a coach and more as a friend.”
Moseley, who is originally from Springfield, was an assistant at Minnesota and Denver prior to UConn. Other UConn coaches/players to parlay their success at UConn into head coaching jobs include Jamelle Elliott (Cincinnati), Tonya Cardoza (Temple), Carla Berube (Tufts) and Jen Rizzotti (Hartford, George Washington). Others, such as former player Nykesha Sales, currently and assistant with Central Florida, are assistants with other programs.
“Not only did she help push me to be where I am today on the court but she was someone who was always in my corner off the court,” former UConn All-American Breanna Stewart said in a statement. “Boston University, you got a good one: a fierce competitor that will do all she can to create a successful basketball program, but will more importantly create a family atmosphere that will never die.”
Katy Steding coached BU the past four seasons and was fired last month.
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