BOULDER – University of Colorado tennis head coach Nicole Kenneally announced Wednesday that Blake Mosley will be joining her staff as an assistant coach.
Mosley brings 23 years of coaching experience to the Boulder campus and replaces Roberto Aspillaga, who left CU in June to become the women’s tennis head coach at Stephen F. Austin.
“I would like to thank coach Kenneally and the hiring committee for this great opportunity,” Mosley said. “I think everything is in place here at CU as we move forward in the Pac-12 Conference. I’m really excited to be a part of it.”
Mosley spent the 2012-13 school year as an assistant coach at Santa Clara University. The Broncos finished the season No. 65 nationally with a 12-10 overall record and a program-first, finishing atop of the West Coast Conference standings with an 8-2 mark.
Seven Broncos received WCC Honors for both their athletic and academic achievements, in addition to one of Santa Clara’s student-athlete’s (Katie Le) becoming the first-ever player in the women’s tennis program to qualify for NCAAs, and the first player to win a match at the singles championships.
“I am excited for Blake and his wife, Aline to join our Buff Tennis Family,” Kenneally said. “Blake brings a wealth of experience within the college ranks and he also spent an extended time in Europe, this will only be more beneficial for the continued development of our players. I look forward to working with him and getting started with the 2013-14 season.”
Prior to Santa Clara, Mosley spent five years as the women’s head coach at Chaminade University. There he was named 2010 ITA West Region Coach of the Year where the team finished as high as third in the Pac West Conference. In his first year at Chaminade, the team had more wins that season than all previous seasons combined.
Mosley started as a Head Tennis Professional at Padre Isles Country Club in Texas and was an NCAA assistant at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. He also coached and competed in Austria and Switzerland. Mosley has also been certified via the United States Professional Tennis Association at the level of Pro I.
As a player, Mosley was ranked the No. 3 men's player in the Texas Open Division in 1999 before heading to Europe. Starting in 1999, after coaching at Texas A&M Corpus Christi under current Texas A&M head tennis coach Steve Moore, Mosley travelled to Austria to play professionally. He played No. 1 singles and doubles for TC Goetzens in the Austrian Club League while coaching many rising stars in Austria. In Austria, Mosley was a sparring partner for Sylvia Plischke, who was ranked No. 29 WTA.
Mosley moved on to Switzerland to continue playing and coaching. There he played No. 1 singles and doubles for TC Pfaffikersee. He also served as a travelling coach at the International Tennis Academy in Switzerland and was the sparring partner of Patricia Mayr-Achleitner, who is currently ranked by the WTA.
Mosley played his collegiate tennis at College of Charleston from 1991-95, playing No. 3 singles, No. 1 and 2 doubles. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1996.
A native of Riverside, Calif., Mosley attended Flower Bluff High School in Corpus Christi.