CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Washington College Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Matthews has announced the hiring of Alisha Mosley as the school's head women's basketball coach. Mosley, who has served as recruiting coordinator at Loyola University Maryland since 2005, has been an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level since 2001. She also played at the Division I level at Wake Forest University.
"We are pleased to announce that Alisha Mosley is our new head women's basketball coach," notes Matthews. "Alisha was a great player, has been an excellent assistant coach, and has already impressed us as a genuinely good person. Her Liberal Arts background at Wake Forest and Loyola University will enable her to articulate the Washington College academic experience and her extensive coaching and recruiting experience will make the move to head coaching a seamless one. We welcome Alisha to our coaching team."
"I would like to thank Dr. Bryan Matthews and the Washington College family for selecting me as their women's basketball head coach," states Mosley. "I am excited about the opportunity to coach a team of players who are highly motivated with a strong desire to win. Their goal is my goal - to aspire to be one of the best teams in the Centennial Conference."
As assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Loyola, Mosley managed the Greyhounds' recruiting efforts and budget, advised and monitored her team's academic progress, organized and managed various camps, coordinated community service activities, created in-depth scouting reports, and assisted with on-the-floor coaching. Mosley also got her start in collegiate coaching at Loyola as she first served as an assistant coach for the Greyhounds from 2001-2004. In between her two tenures at Loyola, she served one season as an assistant coach at Georgetown University.
With Mosley on the sidelines, Loyola won its first-ever postseason game in 2011, recording a victory over Old Dominion in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The Greyhounds also finished second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) that season and equalled the single-season school record by winning 21 games. She coached five All-MAAC players and two MAAC All-Rookie Team members, as well as the 2011 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and the 2003 MAAC Rookie of the Year during her time at Loyola.
During her collegiate playing days, Mosley was a standout performer at Wake Forest. As a senior, she was named an All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honorable mention and her team's Most Valuable Player. As a freshman, she earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors and landed on the ACC's Rookie Team. When she graduated from Wake Forest, she ranked third all-time at the school in made three-pointers, eighth in free-throw percentage, and 10th in assists. She went on to play one year for the Atlanta Blackhawks, a semi-professional team in the since defunct National Women's Basketball League.
Mosley was inducted into the Howard County Women's Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012. As a high school player at Mt. Hebron High School, she was a two-time Howard County Player of the Year and a two-time member of The Baltimore Sun's All-Metro team. She led the state of Maryland in scoring as a senior, pouring in 28.4 points per game and earning All-Maryland honors from USA Today.
Mosley earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Wake Forest in 2000 and a Masters in Education, Administration and Supervision from Loyola in 2005. She was a Dean's List student at Wake Forest for four years in a row and was recognized with a Robin Roberts/Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Communication Scholarship. She completed internships at Channel 5 Television in Nashville and at Fox Sports Net in Atlanta. She has been a member of the WBCA since 2001 and a member of the Black Coaches Association (BCA) since 2007.
Mosley will become the fifth head coach of the Washington College women's basketball team since its inaugural varsity season of 1993-94. She replaces Megan Duran, who stepped down in March after five seasons.
"I'm looking forward to becoming a Shorewoman and a member of the Chestertown Community," adds Mosley, who will officially begin her duties as head coach on June 1st.