OU names women’s tennis assistant coach


NORMAN — Blake Mosley has been named the assistant women’s tennis coach at the University of Oklahoma, OU Vice President and Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione and head coach Audra Cohen announced Tuesday.

Mosley comes to Norman after a 4- year stint as head coach at Appalachian State. His 30-year coaching career includes experience at the collegiate level as well as in the professional arena.

“I’m extremely excited to add a coach of Blake’s caliber to our staff,” Cohen said. “Our program is going to benefit a lot from his experience developing and recruiting top student-athletes. He has worked with many different programs and what made him stand out was his impact on every program he has led. He’s consistently led each program towards greater success on the court, in the classroom and in the community.”

“His mentor style inspires his studentathletes to maximize their collegiate experience, and I am very excited for our team to learn from his holistic guidance. We are fortunate to have Blake, his wife Aline and daughter Zoe join our Sooner family in Norman.”

“Thank you to coach Cohen and OU for the opportunity to return to the Power Five,” Mosley said. “My family and I are excited to get to Norman and meet the team.”

At Appalachian State, Mosley transformed the program as he guided the Mountaineers to their first ever Sun Belt conference title in 2019, as well as coaching seven players to all-conference honors. Additionally, he was named Sun Belt Coach of the Year in 2019.

Mosley’s Mountaineers have earned accolades for their efforts in the classroom and the community. Appalachian State earned three straight ITA All-Academic Team recognitions for holding a team GPA of 3.2 or higher as well as the 2020 ITA Community Service Award for the Carolina region.

Prior to Appalachian State, Mosely served as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado under OU alumna Nicole Kenneally. The Buffaloes earned their first ITA Mountain Region Singles and Doubles titles in school history, as well as their highest ITA team ranking since 2009.

In his three years in Boulder, Colorado, Mosley coached one player to ITA West Region Rookie of the Year honors as well as four all-Pac-12 student-athletes and five players to Pac-12 all-academic honors.

Before Colorado, Mosley spent one season at Santa Clara University and helped lead the Broncos to the West Coast Conference regular season title. Seven Broncos received WCC for both athletic and academic achievements, in addition to one of Santa Clara’s student-athletes, Katie Le, becoming the first-ever tennis player in the women’s program to qualify for the NCAA tournament, and the first player to win a match at the singles championships.

Mosley spent five seasons as the women’s head coach at Chaminade University. For his efforts in Honolulu, Mosley earned the 2010 ITA West Region Coach of the Year award.

Mosley got his start as a head tennis professional at Padres Isles Country Club in Texas and coached one season as an assistant coach at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

Mosley played collegiately at College of Charleston from 1991-95, playing No. 3 singles and No. 1 and 2 doubles. He completed his Bachelor of Science in biology in 1996.