Wis. college basketball coach charged after attacking referee

February 1, 2018 / BasketballCoaching
A men’s basketball coach in Wisconsin, and his son, have been charged with disorderly conduct after attacking a referee following a game last month.

Photo: Kevin Hoffman

University of Wisconsin-Rock County coach Jamal Mosley, 41, has already resigned his coaching position, roughly three weeks after the incident. The university had previously placed him on administrative leave during an investigation.

According to the criminal complaint, as reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Mosley followed the referees as they walked to the dressing room after the game. He grabbed referee Patrick Anderson by the shoulder, spun him around and said he wanted respect. Anderson told him respect is mutual, and that prompted Mosley to get in his face.

From the Journal Sentinel:

When Anderson told him to back off, he said, Mosley said, “Who’s going to make me, you punk (expletive, expletive),” then pushed Anderson in the chest. Anderson raised his arms in defense and Mosley began slugging him.

Then J’shon Mosley arrived and hit Anderson several times in the face, sending him to the ground, where he continued hitting Anderson. By then others began separating the men and calling police.

Anderson sustained abrasions and light cuts around his eye, which was swollen shut and a deep red color after the attacks. 

Mosley told police that Anderson disrespected him during the game, calling him “boy” and giving him two technical fouls. J’shon Mosley, Jamal’s 20-year-old son, was previously described as a team manager, but the university’s spokesman said he had no affiliation with the team or school.

Jamal Mosley was hired as the UW-Rock County men’s basketball coach in 2016. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, he also was a youth camp coordinator for the city of Sun Prairie and ran youth basketball camps throughout the state.

Click here to read more from the Journal Sentinel.

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