When Jamelle Elliott left the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team to take the head coaching job at the University of Cincinnati, she left a void in Geno Auriemma’s coaching staff.

Marissa Moseley - University of Minnesota PhotoInstead of hiring someone that has ties to the UConn program, Auriemma has decided to go outside of the program as he has announced that he has hired Marisa Moseley from the University of Minnesota.

“Marisa is an outstanding young coach who will be a perfect fit here at UConn,” Auriemma said. “She has outstanding people skills, and her experiences at Minnesota have prepared her well for the challenges she will face at Connecticut.

“Marisa will be a terrific coach on the floor as well as an excellent recruiter. I’m thrilled to have her on our staff, and our players will be as well.”

Like Elliott did, Moseley will work with the post players. She graduated from Boston University in 2004.

Auriemma Picks Minnesota’s Marisa Moseley To Replace Elliott [Hartford Courant]