May 10, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Angie Johnson and Robert Mosley have joined the Georgia Lady Bulldogs' staff as assistant coaches, head coach Andy Landers announced on Thursday. Johnson comes to Athens after serving as an assistant coach at Florida State for the past 15 seasons, while Mosley has been on the staff at Alabama for the past two campaigns.
"I'm thrilled to have Coach Johnson and Coach Mosley working with Georgia Basketball," Landers said. "Angie and Robert are outstanding coaches and bring great experience and enthusiasm to our staff."
Johnson has been at Florida State since 1997. In addition, she was an assistant coach at Wisconsin from 1994-97. In her 18 seasons coaching at the Division I level, 12 teams have advanced to postseason play, including 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament (eight at FSU and two at Wisconsin). Headlining that ledger is Florida State's advancement to the "Elite Eight" in 2010.
"Angie's work over the past 15 years was paramount to the success of the Florida State program, and we look forward to her having that impact at the University of Georgia," Landers said. "Angie is extremely well connected in the recruiting world, very well organized and has all the values and qualities that we want on our coaching staff."
"I truly feel blessed to start this new season as a Georgia Bulldog," Johnson said. "UGA has one of the richest winning histories in women's basketball and has every component needed to be even more of a national powerhouse. Its first-rate facilities, academic excellence and amazing athletic traditions are among the things that initially draw you in, but what I continually hear from staff and players is that the family atmosphere created by Coach Landers is the best part of Georgia Basketball.
"To have this opportunity to work alongside him is an honor and I couldn't be more thrilled," Johnson continued. "I look forward to working with Coach Landers and his staff to continue to bring the top athletes in the state and across the country to play for this great institution."
As Florida State's recruiting coordinator, Johnson helped assemble classes that were ranked No. 6 and No. 7 nationally by ESPN's Hoopgurlz in the falls of 2009 and 2007, respectively. In addition, the Seminoles have signed at least two top-100 prospects during five of the past six years.
Off the court, Johnson has helped the Seminoles achieve unprecedented performances in the classroom, working closely with Florida State's athletic academic support staff in monitoring the academic progress of the team. Florida State has had 25 members on the All-ACC Academic Women's Basketball Team since the award's inception in 1998. In addition, FSU has had 67 ACC Academic Honor Roll selections, which leads the league. In 2007-08 and again in 2008-09 Mara Freshour earned Academic All-ACC honors as well as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District accolades.
Prior to joining the Badger staff, Johnson was the assistant basketball coach at Paul G. Blazer High School in her hometown of Ashland, Ky. She was a four-year letterwinner at the University of Louisville from 1987-91 and ranked among the Cardinals' top-10 leaders in career rebounds (621) and games played (120). Johnson, who earned her degree in biology, was the recipient of the Ed Kallay Senior Award in 1991 and was a Woodford R. Porter Scholar.
Mosley joined the Alabama staff in 2010 and made an immediate impact on the Crimson Tide's fortunes. Alabama advanced to the "Sweet 16" round of the WNIT, the program's first postseason appearance since 2002. Individually, Tierney Jenkins was named first-team All-SEC after leading the league and finishing fourth nationally with 20 double-doubles. In addition, Kaneisha Horn was named to the Freshman All-SEC squad.
"Coach Mosley has earned the respect of everyone throughout the basketball ranks," Landers said. "His work at every level has been superbly done and produced successful results. He relates extremely well to both coaches and players and will be a valuable asset to our staff. His coaching experience, teaching capabilities and knowledge of basketball will help us continue our quest to be the best we can be."
"I'm excited about the opportunity to come to Georgia and the opportunity to work with an outstanding staff," Mosley said. "Coach Landers is a hall of famer, Joni Crenshaw is one of the brightest up-and-coming coaches in women's basketball and Angie Johnson is a very seasoned and highly-respected coach and recruiter. I think we can do great things."
From 2004-10, Mosley served as head coach at Ramsay High School in Birmingham, Ala., and led the Rams to four 5A state titles in seven seasons. Mosley was named Coach of the Year by the National Federation of High School Coaches Association in 2006. He also has served as a guest speaker and facilitator at numerous basketball camps and clinics throughout the country.
A native of Mobile, Ala., Mosley received his associates degree in science from Bishop State Community College in 1995 and a bachelor's degree in social science education from Miles College in 1999. Mosley also is a member of the Miles College Sports Hall of Fame.
Georgia's Lady Bulldogs have long been one of the nation's premier programs. UGA ranks No. 2 nationally in both weeks ranked by the Associated Press and NCAA Tournament bids. The Lady Bulldogs also are among the nation's top-5 in NCAA "Sweet 16s" and Final Fours. All told, 35 Georgia players have gone on to play professionally, including 21 in the WNBA. Thirteen Lady Bulldogs have been selected in the last 12 WNBA Drafts, including eight first-round picks.
Georgia finished the 2011-12 season with a 22-9 record and ranked No. 20 in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today coaches' polls. The Lady Bulldogs were ranked No. 9 in the earliest espn.com preseason poll for the 2012-13 campaign. Georgia will return four starters who all averaged in double figures and will welcome a five-player recruiting class that includes four four-star prospects.