Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Today the University of Connecticut and Head Coach Geno Auriemma announced former Boston University basketball star Marisa Moseley as their newest Assistant Head Coach. She replaces former UConn Great Jamelle Elliot, who recently became the Head Coach of the University of Cincinnati's women's basketball team. Moseley worked two years as an assistant for Minnesota's Pam Borton, coaching post players and helping in recruiting and scouting. She also spent the 2006-07 season at Denver, helping the Pioneers to a 20-11 record, their first 20-plus win season since 2000-01.

"I met Marisa when I was at UConn at Coach Auriemma's camp," said Connecticut Sun and former UConn forward Asjha Jones. "We became friends right away. She's a great person. She immediately draws you in. She's that type of person. She'll be a lot like Jamelle, the person the players can go talk to. She's an awesome person, extremely likable. The players will accept her right away. She's very coachable, even as a coach."

Monday, May 04, 2009

Out of Left Field.....

UConn assistant women's basketball coach Jamelle Elliott will be named the next head coach of the University of Cincinnati Women's Basketball team at a press conference Tuesday at 4 p.m. A source in the UConn athletic office confirmed Elliott's hiring by the Bearcats to replace J. Kelley Hall, who had coached the team for the last two seasons. Elliott, a former UConn player who has been an assistant on Geno Auriemma's staff for the last 12 seasons, is the second assistant to leave Auriemma in the last two years. Tonya Cardoza left before last season to coach Temple.