Matilda Mossman

  • Title
    Head Coach
  • Email
    matilda-mossman@utulsa.edu
  • Phone
    2391
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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Hometown: Campbellsville, Kentucky
Education: Western Kentucky University, 1979 (physical education and masters in education)
Family: son, Scott; son, Matt
COACHING EXPERIENCE
2011-present:
Tulsa, head coach
2002-11: 
Norman High School, head coach
1984-1989
Kansas State, head coach
1981-1984
Arkansas, head coach
TULSA HIGHLIGHTS
- In second year posted first non-losing record (17-17) since 2006.
- Won the Conference USA tournament title in 2012-13
- Reach the NCAA tournament in 2012-13
- Reached the 2nd round of the WNIT in 2014-15
- Coached two-time all-conference USA performer Taleya Mayberry
KANSAS STATE HIGHLIGHTS
- Had four winning seasons in five years
- Big 8 Champions 1986-87
- Reached the NCAA tournament in 1986-87
- Big 8 Coach of the year 1986-87
ARKANSAS HIGHLIGHTS
- Three straight 20 win seasons. 
- Reached the "Sweet Sixteen" of the AIAW National tournament in 1981-82

 
    
    
   
    
Matilda Mossman is in her eighth season at The University of Tulsa after being appointed as the head women’s basketball coach on March 22, 2011.  Mossman took over a five-win team and in just her second year won a conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
 
The 15-year collegiate head coaching veteran has transitioned the program from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference.
 
In her first season at the helm of the program (2011-12), the Golden Hurricane posted 13 wins, and finished league play with an 8-8 record and a sixth-place finish.  However, a year later, the program took another big step forward as the Hurricane captured the 2013 Conference USA tournament title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament and posted the first non-losing record (17-17) since 2006. 
 
Mossman led Tulsa to an 18-14 mark in 2014-15, the school’s first winning season since 2006. Tulsa advanced to the WNIT Second Round during that season.
 
During the 2016-17 season, Tulsa fielded a young team with five freshmen and three sophomores.  The Hurricane tallied a 10-21 overall record, including a 5-11 mark in The American for a ninth-place finish.  Shug Dickson and Kendrian Elliott were tabbed to The American All-Freshman team, and the TU freshmen class earned six Freshman of the Week accolades.
 
Last year, TU had a similar 10-21 season, including a 3-13 mark in The American.  The Hurricane won its first round game in the conference tournament over No. 5 seed Houston, before losing in the last seconds against No. 4 seed Cincinnati.
 
During her tenure, Mossman has coached two-time all-Conference USA performer Taleya Mayberry, and helped Kelsee Grovey earn C-USA All-Freshman team accolades, as well as Mayberry, Grovey and Tiffani Couisnard receive C-USA All-Tournament team recognition in 2013.  She also coached Ashley Clark to all-C-USA second team accolades as a sophomore, second team all-conference accolades and Sixth Man of the Year recognition as a junior in the American Athletic Conference, and third-team all-conference accolades as a senior.  During the 2016-17 season, Shug Dickson and Kendrian Elliott were tabbed to The American All-Freshman team, and the TU freshmen earned six Freshman of the Week accolades.
 
In 15 years as a collegiate head coach, Mossman has registered an overall 239-216 record.  She had a 67-27 mark at Arkansas (1981-84), an 80-66 mark at Kansas State (1984-89), and has a 92-123 record in seven seasons at Tulsa.  She also coached on the high school level for nine seasons.  In 23 years as a head coach, Mossman has compiled a 430-269 record for a .615 winning percentage.
 
In 2013, Mossman was one of three collegiate head coaches invited to be a court coach for the USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship and World University Games Team Trials. 
 
Mossman was also one of 32 collegiate coaches invited to attend the 2013 Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) Center for Coaching Excellence (CCE) program at Columbia University in New York City.  More than 125 college women's basketball coaches have completed the program since its inception in 2011.  The CCE, which was developed by Dr. M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education in partnership with the WBCA, is an elite leadership-training program that focuses on providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of the importance of ethics and integrity in college women's basketball.
 
Prior to her appointment at Tulsa, Mossman served as the head basketball coach at Norman High School from 2002-11, where her teams compiled an overall 191-53 record for a .796 winning percentage.  Her teams qualified for the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Athletic Association (OSSAA) Class 6A state tournament in the last eight of her nine seasons at NHS, and won eight straight regional championships.  Mossman led Norman High School to the state title in 2005, and a runner-up performance in 2010.  She was named the conference coach of the year three times, while earning regional and district coach of the year accolades twice.
 
Mossman coached various players at Norman High School who earned college scholarships, including Division I student-athletes Sarah Gayler (New Orleans), Sade Morris (Kansas), Kara Vaughan (Tulsa), Taylor Hardeman (Oklahoma State), Ashley Bruner (South Carolina), Lacy Ramon (Mercer) and Kamra King (Texas-San Antonio).
 
Before her appointment at Norman High School, Mossman spent one year as the assistant girls basketball coach at Norman North High School, and that team completed the season with a 22-4 record and advanced to the Class 6A state semifinals.  Before moving to Norman, Mossman spent seven years (1994-2001) as a health & physical education teacher and girls basketball coach at Normal (Ill.) Community High School.
 
Mossman began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater, Western Kentucky University, in 1979.  The next season, Mossman served as an assistant coach at the University of Arkansas.
 
A year later, at age 24, Mossman was promoted to the head coaching position at Arkansas, where she served for three seasons.  She was a member of the same athletic department staff with athletic director Frank Broyles, head football coach Lou Holtz and men’s basketball coach Eddie Sutton.  
 
With three freshmen starters, Mossman’s first Lady Razorback squad in 1981-82 compiled a 26-10 record and advanced to the “Sweet 16” of the final AIAW National Tournament.  It was the first of three straight 20-win seasons at Arkansas.  
 
Mossman then served as the head coach at Kansas State (1984-89), where she posted four winning seasons in five years.  Her 1987 Wildcat team won the Big Eight Conference Championship and posted an overall 22-9 record, and for her efforts she was named the Big Eight Conference Coach of the Year.
 
Following her stint at Kansas State, Mossman served as an assistant coach at Illinois State under WBCA Hall of Fame Coach Jill Hutchison for three seasons (1991-94).  She left the collegiate coaching profession following the 1993-94 season to spend time raising her two sons, while also teaching and coaching in Illinois.
 
Mossman earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1979 and her graduate degree in education in 1980, both from Western Kentucky.
 
She has two sons, Scott and Matt.