OLYMPIA, Wash. – Arvin C. Mosley, Jr. is the new head coach for The Evergreen State College Men’s Basketball Program. “The Athletic Department welcomes Arvin as our Men’s Basketball coach,” said Athletic Director Sarah Works. “We are excited to have his expertise and experience on and off the court. We are confident that Coach Mosley will lead our student athletes to excel in their athletic and academic pursuits.”
The Geoducks landed Mosley after an extensive national search, which led them back to find the best combination of strength and talent in their own ranks. Mosley currently works as an Academic Specialist at Evergreen.
Arvin has a rare breadth of experience and professional values bringing together academics, student services, and athletic excellence,” said Works. “He understands very well the many factors that go into academic and personal success for students, and has proven himself as a caring and knowledgeable advocate for students on both the Olympia and Tacoma campuses.”
Mosley has extensive experience as a coach and administrator. He has served as both the Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Tacoma Community College. He also served as Head Coach and Director of Business Operations for the Tacoma Thunder of the International Basketball League.
Known as a true leader on the court during his playing career, Mosley was twice voted “Most Inspirational” by his teammates at Tacoma Community College and was named the “Coach’s Award” winner as a Senior at Central Washington University while helping his team reach the quarterfinals of the 1997 NAIA Championships.
Mosley earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Central Washington University in 1998, and his Master of Science in Health and Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University in 2003.