Once a Husky, always a Husky. John Mosley returns to East Los Angeles College for his fifth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach.
In the 2015-16 season, the Huskies were destined to make history again with a 26-4 record, the school’s best. Under Mosley the Huskies claimed the South Coast Conference Championship and Mosley was named SCC Coach of the Year. The huskies were ranked as high as #2 in the CCAAA coach’s poll and marched all the way to the Elite-Eight in their 4th consecutive visit to the CCAAA State playoffs. Six Huskies on the 2016-17 squad successfully matriculated to 4 year universities.
The 2014-2015 season was one of the most magical seasons in ELAC History with Mosley at the helm. The Huskies made a 3rd trip to the CCCAA State Tournament as a modest 13 seed with a modern day Cinderella run. The 22-11 Huskies hushed all doubters while winning a play-in game for the tourney birth, the huskies continued to win 5 straight to reach The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championship game (1st in ELAC 70 year history). The Huskies ended their run as Saddleback College squeezed out a 50-47 win leaving ELAC the 2014-2015 CCCAA State Finalist. Mosley also saw 4 sophomores named All-South Coast Conference, 2 players named to the CCCAA State All-Tournament Team and 1 named to the CCCAA All-State Team. Seven Huskies on the 2014-15 squad successfully matriculated to 4 year universities.
In 2013-2014 the Huskies, led by Mosley, were the South Coast Conference (SCC) Champions for the 1st 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 1st ever SCC Player of The Year in PAC-12 bound Aaron Cheatum, who also made the CCCAA All-State Team along with 3 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 1st trip to the CCCAA state playoffs in over a decade. In addition he saw 4 sophomores named All South Coast Conference and 1 named to the prestigious CCCAA All-State Team. In the 2012-13 season, the Huskies ranked as high as #7 in the CCCAA State coaches poll which was also a first in ELAC history.
Before ELAC Mosley, spent 5 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 program’s Division I transition. He also taught in the Kinesiology Department at CSUB. Before CSUB Mosley spent 8 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 2 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 2 all-conference honors, was 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 2 NAIA Div 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 La Shaunda have three children: Jackson 12, Moriah 10 and Leah 8. He is also working with The Male Leadership Academy at ELAC, a program that supports the vision of underrepresented Men of Color and supports their success at the Community College.