Hudson Completes Women's Staff

There was some upheaval in the Alabama women's basketball program this year when assistant coach Stacey Franklin was reportedly dismissed and Joni Crenshaw was allowed to leave to accept a job at LSU. There was also big recruiting news for the Tide as one of the nation's top players, Kaneisha Horn of Birmingham Ramsay, chose the Crimson Tide.



Although those two stories are not completely related, they came together somewhat Monday. Alabama Head Women's Basketball Coach Wendell Hudson announced a trio of staff changes, including the hiring of Robert Mosley to the position of assistant coach. In addition, Hudson has promoted Ty Evans from assistant coach to associate head coach and is retaining Keisha McClinic after a one-year internship as director of player development.

Mosley has spent the last seven seasons as head coach of the Ramsay High School Girls Basketball Team in Birmingham. Throughout his tenure, he guided the Rams to an overall record of 187-48 and coached more than 20 players that went on to have collegiate careers.

"I am very excited for the opportunity to join the women's basketball program at Alabama," said Mosley. "I look forward to joining the staff, and I'm eager to help the program continue to move forward."

Ramsay was extremely successful under Mosley winning four consecutive Class 5A State Championships from 2004-2007. In addition, the Rams made five Class 5A Final Four appearances and claimed five Birmingham City School Tournament Championships. For his efforts, Mosley has acquired several coaching accolades including Class 5A Coach of the Year (2004-2007), Tip Off Club Girls Coach of the Year (2004, 2006), Birmingham News Coach of the Year (2004-2006) and Birmingham Post-Herald Girls Metro Coach of the Year (2004-2006). Mosley was also named Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association in 2006.

Off the court, Mosley has been equally as active serving as a lecturer at various conferences and coaching clinics and was a member of the selection committee for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game.

"Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in high school basketball spanning the state of Alabama and the Southeast to our coaching staff," said Hudson. "I have no doubt he will help us tremendously. He's been very active in the game of women's basketball throughout the country. We are real excited about this addition and cannot wait to have him start."

Evans, who enters his fourth season with the Crimson Tide, was instrumental in helping sign the No. 9 overall recruiting class in 2010 by ESPN's HoopGurlz. Throughout his seven seasons as an NCAA Division I assistant, he has guided three student-athletes to all-conference honors including current Alabama junior Tierney Jenkins. Evans, an accomplished basketball player himself, was inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Athletics Hall of Fame in October of 2009.

"When I took the head coaching job, Ty was the first person I contacted about joining my staff," said Hudson. "He brings a lot of experience and dedication to the table. I am excited we have the opportunity to reward him for all of his hard work."

McClinic, who started her career with the Tide as a graduate assistant before completing a one-year internship, will remain on staff in a full-time capacity as director of player development. In addition to her experience at the Capstone, she served as an assistant at Middle Tennessee State during the 2004-05 season. McClinic helped the Blue Raiders to a 24-9 record en route to winning the Sun Belt Regular Season and Tournament Championships.

"Keisha has been part of our program in a variety of facets and has shown she is capable of filling this position well," added Hudson. "We expect her to be even more valuable now that she has assumed a full-time position in our office."

With the hiring of Mosley, Hudson has completed his staff that includes Evans, McClinic, Assistant Coach Leah Drury, Director of Operations Heather Mesalam, and Graduate Assistant Taylor Allen.

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