BOULDER—Blake Mosley, who was an assistant coach for the Colorado Tennis team the middle part of last decade, has returned to Boulder to serve in the same role, head coach Anthony Pham announced Friday.
“First and foremost, Blake is a person of high character who does a wonderful job of building meaningful relationships with his players,” Pham stated. “Blake’s experience as a head coach and an assistant at several Power 5 institutions will help continue to push our program to new heights. We are excited to welcome Blake and his family back to Boulder.”
Mosley previously coached at Colorado from 2013-16 where he played a big part in several program firsts in his time with the Buffs. In his second year with the Buffs in 2014-15, he helped Julyette Steur and Kyra Wojcik become the first doubles pair at CU to win a regional championship and qualify for the ITA/USTA National Indoor Championships. In October 2015, Nuria Ormeño Ruiz became the first CU player to achieve that in singles, winning six straight matches, including three against regionally-ranked opponents, to advance to nationals.
Between his stints in Boulder, Mosley spent four seasons as the head coach at Appalachian State, where he helped the program reach unprecedented success. Under his tutelage, the Mountaineers reached a Top-50 ranking for the first time in program history and captured the program’s first Sun Belt regular season championship, earning him the Sun Belt Coach of the Year in 2019.
At App State, he guided four all-conference selections and the program earned ITA All-Academic Team in four consecutive years.
He also spent one-year as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma and two seasons in the same role for the College of Charleston. During his time in Norman, the Sooners were ranked as high as No. 21 nationally and finished the campaign at No. 24 in the ITA rankings. Four student-athletes he mentored earned a combined seven All-Big 12 honors, as the squad finished 15-7 overall with seven victories over ranked opponents.
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 traveled to Austria to play professionally.
Mosley 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 in the world.
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 traveling 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 the College of Charleston from 1991-95, playing No. 3 singles, No. 1 and 2 doubles, graduating with a bachelor’s degreen in Biology in 1996.