I guess Lincoln University of PA's championship runs have halted for their championship coach?
Mosley Added to Delaware Women’s Basketball Staff
Story LinksNEWARK, Del. – Delaware women's basketball head coach Natasha Adair has announced the addition of Darrell Mosley to her coaching staff. Mosley arrives in Newark after a six-year stint as the head women's basketball coach at Lincoln University.
"It gives me great pleasure in welcoming Darrell Mosley into our Blue Hens women's basketball family," shared Adair. "Darrell is 'ELITE'. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will impact us immensely on and off the court. He is a proven winner and a leader with a brilliant mind for the game. A high-energy guy with a passion for teaching as well as player development, he will truly be an asset to our players' continued growth and success."
Mosley brings a decade of experience to Delaware. While at Lincoln, Mosley collected 82 wins, the second-most victories in Lincoln history. During his time at Lincoln, the women's basketball program excelled and advanced to the CIAA Tournament semifinals three consecutive seasons (2017, 2018 and 2019).
"I'm extremely excited to be joining such an amazing program with an amazing coach in Natasha Adair," said Mosley. "I am truly blessed for this opportunity and give all praise to God. I'm ready to work, ready to grow, and bring contributions to build upon last season's momentum. To my Lincoln family, I thank you for your continuous support. I wouldn't be the coach that I am today if not given an opportunity. To Blue Hen Nation, let's get it! #GoBlueHens 💙💛💙💛"
In his final complete season, Mosley coached the Lions to a school-record 23 victories en route to earning CIAA Coach of the Year honors and being a finalist for the WHoopDirt.com National Coach of the Year during the 2019-20 campaign.
Mosley made an immediate impact on the women's basketball program and continued to climb up the all-time wins chart. He eclipsed the 50-win mark during the 2018-19 season where the Lions compiled a 17-14 record. The Lions registered 14 or more wins in all but one season under Mosley's leadership.
From guiding the Lions to a third-place finish and a victory in the conference tournament in his first season to a consistent presence as a high seed in the conference tournament and victories over nationally-ranked opponents, Mosley's teams were top contenders in the CIAA year after year.
"Darrell has an eye for talent," Adair said. "He builds and fosters strong relationships. He is also highly touted for recruiting high-level student-athletes. He truly is a players' coach! I'm looking forward to his impact within our women's basketball family, university, and community. I'm elated and anxiously awaiting his arrival in Newark. Go Hens!!!"
Prior to Mosley being named the head women's basketball coach at Lincoln, he served as an assistant coach on the men's basketball staff at Lincoln for five seasons. Mosley played a vital role in the team's turnaround of success. In his final season on the men's staff, the Lions had their first 20-win campaign as a Division II institution during the 2013-14 season, where the Lions won the 2014 ECAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship.
Born and raised in Chester, Pa., Mosley played collegiately at Delaware State for two seasons where he helped guide the team to a conference title and NIT appearance. Mosley transferred to Lincoln University to finish out his basketball career where he became the starting point guard and team captain.
What They're Saying About Mosley…
"Coach Mosley is one of the best coaches I have had an opportunity to work with during my career. It is bittersweet to have him leave Lincoln, but I am excited for him and this next chapter in his career. I wish him nothing, but success and I know the University of Delaware will continue to reach new heights with his added leadership!" - Harry Stinson, Lincoln University Director of Athletics and Recreational Services
"Having watched how Darrell Mosley builds and leads a program, Coach Adair has hired a true partner in her effort to establish a perennial power in the CAA. At Lincoln, Coach Mosley has built a Division II program that is the envy of many Division I schools. He knows how to recruit talented students and create a culture of excellence. I am excited to continue to follow Coach Mosley's career as he helps the Blue Hens continue to build upon their recent success." - Tanya Vogel, George Washington Director of Athletics
"Darrell is truly one of the brilliant minds in the game. His aptness to implement winning game plans, make in-game adjustments along with his ability to connect with student-athletes makes him the complete package." - Quentin Hillsman, Syracuse Head Women's Basketball Coach
"Darrell Mosley is a product of overachievement. From his playing days to his young coaching career he is able to get every inch of talent from his student-athletes, fellow coaches, and himself. He is a hard worker with a keen eye for talent and resources. He will make a positive impact on Coach Adair's staff as they are ready to break into the national spotlight in women's basketball." - Fred M. Batchelor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Head Women's Basketball Coach
"Darrell being added to the Delaware Women's Basketball program is a slam dunk! He works tirelessly in recruiting, has an incredible basketball mind and has had success everywhere he's been with student-athletes in the classroom, community and on the court! His timing for joining the Blue Hens is perfect as I believe they are on the verge of an NCAA bid!" - Yolett McPhee-McCuin, Ole Miss Head Women's Basketball Coach