April 13, 2021
Marisa Moseley finalizes Wisconsin coaching staff
The Wisconsin rebuild continues
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Friday, new Wisconsin coach Marisa Moseley announced the rest of her coaching staff.
Scott Merritt joins the Badgers as associate head coach after assistant coaching at Illinois last season, and Katie Barnosky and Caroline Doty round out the staff as assistant coaches.
“In putting together my staff, I was committed to selecting individuals who are winners at their cores,” Moseley said in a release.“Each of these coaches are incredible people first and skilled professionals second.”
Merritt served as an assistant for six years at Marquette before his stint at Illinois, working as the primary coach for post players. He also played professionally in the NBA’s D-League, now known as the G-League, and overseas after a successful playing career at Marquette.
“As a native of Wisconsin and star at Marquette, his roots in the state are deep, and his relationships and reputation with coaches and players is unmatched,” Moseley said. “Scott has a proven track record of success as a collegiate player, professional player, and as an assistant coach at Marquette. I am confident his presence both on the court and on the recruiting trail will make an immediate impact.”
Barnosky follows Moseley to Wisconsin after spending three years as an assistant with her at Boston University. The former Tufts standout also worked primarily with post players at BU and spent five years before that as an assistant coach at her alma mater.
“Kate is a rising star,” Moseley said. “After a stellar career as a player and coach at Tufts University, I was fortunate to recruit her to join me at BU.”
Moseley reunites with Doty after assistant coaching her at UConn where Doty played for five years. Doty has spent the past three years as an account manager for Nike working with the WNBA and G-League.
“Caroline is the perfect piece to complete my staff puzzle,” Moseley said. “Her experience as a two-time national champion at UConn and work in the corporate world have prepared her for this next step in her journey. It’s not very often that you find a person who has the ability to adapt and evolve like Caroline has done throughout her entire career.”