Two former head coaches, CSU alum highlight list
Tim Moser begins his second season with the Rams after a very successful stretch at Alaska Anchorage. As head coach at UAA, Tim Moser elevated the Seawolf program among the elite in NCAA Division II women's basketball.
With a 165-32 record, Moser compiled the highest percentage (.838) among active D-II women's coaches and the seventh-best among all divisions, following the end of the 2011-12 campaign. His Seawolf squads advanced to at least the second round of the NCAA Tournament in each of his seasons, including consecutive Final Four appearances in 2008 and 2009, and another NCAA Elite Eight berth in 2012. Under his guidance, the Seawolves earned three NCAA West Region titles, two Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season crowns, two GNAC Tournament titles and three 30-win seasons.
In Moser's tenure, only two other D-II women's programs posted as many victories as the Seawolves and none were ranked in the WBCA/ESPN Top 25 Coaches' Poll for as many consecutive weeks (81). The Seawolves dropped no lower than No. 19 over a 5-year span (2007-12) - the only club in D-II to make that claim.
The 2011-12 Seawolves went 30-5 and won the GNAC title by two games, finishing No. 7 in the final national rankings. With Moser capturing his third GNAC Coach of the Year award, UAA became the first basketball program - women's or men's - to sweep the league's major honors, with Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Freshman of the Year accolades.
In 2008-09, Moser's squad won 31 games - a record for all UAA sports for the second straight year. Moser also received the 2009 WBCA Div. II West Region Coach of the Year honor as UAA captured a share of its first conference title in 20 years.
During Moser's tenure at UAA, the Seawolves were 97-7 at home, 14-6 in the NCAA Tournament and 9-3 against D-I opponents, including wins over Big East clubs Cincinnati and Syracuse.
As a D-II rookie coach in 2006-07, Moser was voted GNAC Coach of the Year after leading the Seawolves to 23-6 record and the team's first NCAA Tournament victory in seven seasons. UAA recorded the eighth-biggest turnaround in D-II from 2005-06 to '06-07 as he took over a program that had averaged just 10.7 wins the previous six years.
A former Seawolf player, Moser returned to UAA in April 2006 from Otero (Colo.) Junior College, where he coached against Head Coach Ryun Williams who led Sheridan College at the time. He won 74 percent of his games and captured nine conference coach-of-the-year awards, coaching both the women's and men's teams. He coached the OJC men exclusively the final two seasons, after leading the men and women simultaneously the previous six years.
In six seasons with the Lady Rattlers, Moser compiled a 137-41 record and won five straight conference championships from 1998-02. With the men, he registered a 172-68 mark, winning four league titles.
Moser's student-athletes at OJC compiled an even more incredible record of success in the classroom, with the men ranking among the nation's top five teams in terms of grade-point average for five straight years, and the women holding a top-10 academic rank for six years in a row. During Moser's 14 combined seasons as head coach, the Rattlers produced 15 Academic All-Americans, 52 Academic All-Region performers, and all but one player graduated from the two-year school.
In 20 seasons as a head coach, Moser has accumulated a 474-130 record, with 14 combined seasons spent on the junior college level (eight men/six women) and six on the D-II level. His tally on the women's side is 302-62.
Moser received his bachelor's degree in social sciences from Colorado State-Pueblo in 1998.