Mike Mosley made his return to North Carolina Wesleyan in the fall of 2016 as an assistant coach with the men’s basketball program. Mosley, who spent more than 20 years with the Nash-Rocky Mount school system before his retirement, is excited to work alongside his long-time friend, John Thompson.
A native of Gary, Ind., Mosley is a 1979 graduate of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. where he received his B.S. degree in Education. He was a two-year letterwinner for Bryan, serving as team captain his senior year. Prior to Bryan, Mosley competed for two seasons at nearby Lenoir Community College, as well as two seasons for the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Varsity team. The former sergeant, in fact, served active duty from 1971 to 1975. He later continued his military career as a member of the NC National Guard from 1985 to 2004.
Mosley joined the high school teaching and coaching ranks in 1981 at Smithfield-Selma High School. After brief stints at Goldsboro Middle School and Williamston High School, he made his way to the Rocky Mount area and Northern Nash High School where he coached for 15 seasons, won four conference championships, made ten NCHSAA playoff appearances, and garnered Coach of the Year accolades on four occasions.
Mosley made the move to Nash Central High School in 2002 as head basketball coach and Director of Athletics. His tenure with the Bulldogs saw him earn back-to-back-to-back league titles from 2007 to 2009, while leading his teams to five playoff appearances. For his efforts, Mosley earned the final three of his seven Coach of the Year awards, as well as one District Coach of the Year honor. Overall, Mosley's career saw him produce 12 collegiate players.
Well respected throughout the Rocky Mount community, Mosley and his wife, Melba, are proud to call Nash County home. The couple has one daughter, Mashanda, who is an attorney.