Boston, MA(June 19, 2019) - Shooting Touch is pleased to announce the addition of Boston University Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Marisa Moseley to its Board of Directors. A Springfield, MA native and graduate of Boston University, Moseley returned to Boston last Spring after spending nine years as an assistant coach at UCONN, to take over the reins of her alma mater.
In her first season at the helm of the Terriers, Moseley became the first Patriot League Coach of the Year in program history, and is just the second coach in the program's 43-year history to be named the conference coach of the year, leading the Terriers to their highest league finish in program history. Prior to taking over the program at BU, Moseley was an integral part of Geno Auriemma's staff in Storrs since 2009, helping the Huskies claim five national championships (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) while reaching the Final Four all nine seasons. While at UCONN, Moseley coached three national players of the year and 11 All-Americans while helping lead the Huskies to a 331-14 record and two of the longest winning streaks in NCAA basketball history (111 and 90 consecutive games).
“From the moment I met with Lindsey, Alex, and Brittany, I was intrigued by Shooting Touch’s mission,” said Moseley. “Once I learned more and saw the passion they each had, I instantly knew I was ready to join the cause in any available capacity. Being provided with the incredible opportunity to join the Board of Directors, I was immediately aware of how my life was about to become exponentially enriched. I am honored and excited to join this remarkable group of leaders and cannot wait to begin making an impact locally, nationally and abroad!”
In addition to her accomplished coaching and playing career, Moseley is a true ambassador of diversity and inclusion and has a deep passion to give back and help the communities she serves. During her early coaching days, as an assistant coach at the University of Denver, Moseley was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. At UCONN, Moseley served on the Diversity Council and Student-Athlete Development Diversity Committee as well as being the Athletic Department’s liaison to the Office of Diversity.
“We are so honored and excited for Marisa to join our Shooting Touch Family,” Lindsey Kittredge, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Shooting Touch, said. “With Marisa’s passion toward our mission for both Boston and Rwandan programming, we know that her contributions to helping move our Boston program forward and raise overall organizational awareness through her coaching network will be instrumental to our future.”
About Shooting Touch
Shooting Touch, Inc. is an international nonprofit organization based in Boston, Massachusetts whose mission is to use the power of sport to educate and empower young individuals around the world. In 2007, Shooting Touch was founded with the goal of taking advantage of that convening power to help improve the lives of those under-served individuals by using basketball to achieve two critical objectives: promote equal access to physical activity and wellness and to provide health monitoring and health educational services. Shooting Touch has two signature sport-for-development programs which includes their Boston program, which serves 175 girls ages 9-17, with opportunities to participate in supportive and female-friendly programming that provides on- and off-court health education, mentorship, empowerment and academic support. As well as their Rwanda program that serves over 1,000 youth ages 7-21 and 400+ women 21+, from 6 rural communities in the Republic of Rwanda’s Eastern Province. For more information visit www.shootingtouch.com.