Once a Husky, always a Husky. John Mosley returns to East Los Angeles College in his third season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach. In 2013-2014 the Huskies, led by Mosley, were the South Coast Conference (SCC) Champions for the first time in over 42 years. They finished with another 20 win season and CCCAA State playoff berth at an overall 20-9.
In 2013-2014 Mosley was named the SCC Men's Basketball Coach of the Year and 2013-2014 SCC Men's Sports Coach of the Year. ELAC saw its first ever SCC Player of the Year in PAC-12 bound Aaron Cheatum, who also made the CCCAA All-State Team along with three others named 1st Team All South Coast Conference.
In Mosley's first season at ELAC the Huskies recorded a remarkable 21-8 record and their first trip to the CCCAA state playoffs in over a decade. In addition he saw four sophomores named All South Coast Conference and one named to the prestigious CCCAA All-State Team. The 2012-13 season saw the Huskies ranked as high as #7 in the CCCAA State coaches poll which is also first in ELAC history.
Before ELAC, John spent
five years at NCAA Division I
California State University Bakersfield as assistant men’s basketball coach for
Keith Brown. Mosley was the recruiting coordinator and instrumental in the
programs Division I transition. He also taught in the Kinesiology Department at CSUB.
Before CSUB Mosley spent eight years at his Alma Mater, The Master’s College, as assistant coach for the legendary Bill Oates. While coaching at the Master’s his team recorded 152-97 while capturing two berths to the NAIA nationals elite eight and sweet sixteen. Mosley also served as Director of Marketing for athletics and taught six years in the Kinesiology Department.
As an athlete Mosley was a local product staring at Washington Prep High School in basketball and track. After high school he made the choice to attend ELAC. As the two year team captain and starting point guard Mosley led the Huskies into the playoffs, accumulated two all-conference honors, all-state honorable mentioned and led California in assists, 11.1. Mosley transferred to The Master’s College where he led his team to two regional championships and two NAIA Division I National Tournament appearances. In 2004 Mosley was inducted into the hall of fame at TMC.
After college he enjoyed a professional stint in Australia and Brazil. Mosley holds an AA degree in Liberal Arts from ELAC, BA in Kinesiology from The Master’s College and a MA in Education.
Mosley and his wife LaShaunda have three children; Jackson 10, Moriah 8 and Leah 6. He is also working with Athletes to Business, an organizational designed to market student-athletes to corporate America.