Mosley, Jr., resigns after four seasons as Evergreen's men's basketball coach

mwochnick@theolympian.comMarch 7, 2014 

Evergreen head coach Arvin Mosley Jr. directs Marice Tolliver during Thursday night's men's basketball game against Eastern Oregon at The Evergreen State College in Olympia on Dec. 29, 2011. (TONY OVERMAN/Staff photographer)

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The win totals weren’t what he wanted, but Arvin Mosley, Jr., was proud of the product he put on the floor during his four years as men’s basketball coach at The Evergreen State College.

“We did things the right way,” Mosley said Friday after his resignation was effective Wednesday. “We were building it the right way. We had a good foundation in place and a good culture.”

Evergreen now has two head basketball coaching vacancies; women’s coach Monica Heuer resigned at season’s end last week after 13 seasons to focus her efforts as the school’s assistant athletic director.

The Geoducks went 15-91 in four years under Mosley, including 4-21 this past season. Evergreen hired Mosley in 2010 after serving as Tacoma Community College’s head coach from 2003-’08, and prior to Mosley's arrival, Evergreen won 60 games over a three-year span under coach Jeff Drinkwine.

The cupboard isn’t bare for next season, though. Evergreen returns 10 players for the 2014-'15 campaign, including point guard Frankie Johnson, who was all-Cascade Collegiate Conference honorable mention in 2012-’13.

“I think Evergreen is going in the right direction,” Mosley said. “Hopefully, this is a sign that they are.”

Among South Sound’s three colleges and universities – Saint Martin’s, Evergreen and South Puget Sound Community College – Mosley becomes the fourth head men’s or women’s basketball coach to depart from their schools in the past year, joining Curtis Norwood (SPSCC men), Keith Cooper (Saint Martin’s men) and, most recently, Heuer.

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