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Thursday, November 30, 2023

Who is Marisa Moseley? An in-depth look at Wisconsin women’s basketball’s new head coach

Coming off consecutive below-500 seasons, the Wisconsin women's basketball team has appointed a new head coach, Marisa Moseley. The instatement of Moseley is poised to give the Badgers a greatly needed, 'fresh' start, as the head coach brings a great deal of experience to the program.

Over the past decade and a half, Moseley has coached teams all over the country, from Denver to Minnesota to Boston, and — most notably — UConn. During her time as assistant coach with the Huskies, she helped orchestrate one of the most successful sports dynasties of all time. With seven Conference Championships and five National Championships, Moseley also coached future Olympians and WNBA players along the way. 

With Moseley's coaching experience being an essential pillar to the 2021-22 team, she also offers experience as a Division I student-athlete, another change that will prove helpful to the Badgers.

As a student at Boston University, Moseley played all four years with the women's basketball team, from 2000 to 2004. By her senior year, she was one of the team’s standout players during their run to the NCAA Tournament, accumulating a 16-14 overall record, snagging the 16th seed in the 2004 Tournament. Although they lost in the first round to powerhouse UConn, the '04 Tournament remains the Terriers' only appearance to date.

On another note, Moseley brings graduate guard Katie Nelson to the Badgers. The all-Patriot League guard is bound to usher in a new side to the Wisconsin women with her one-of-a-kind 3-point range and basketball IQ. In her three years with Moseley at Boston, the pair revolutionized the Terrier program, gaining conference recognition. 

With all this in mind, Moseley is set to bring a new outlook for the Badgers. Moseley's experience is one of the many points that sets her apart from the rest. Under Moseley, the Badgers look to reach new heights, not only for the 2021-22 season but hopefully for years to come.   

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