Mocini Named Director of Men's Basketball Operations
Courtesy: Maria Schmidtke/CMU Athletics
A native of Saugatuck, Mich., Mocini joins the CMU staff after serving as an assistant coach at Northwood University for the past three years. In 2012, the Timberwolves captured the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division championship, setting a school record for DII wins and consecutive victories.
“We are fortunate to add DJ to our staff,” said Davis. “His experience and ties to the area will help up us move the program forward.”
At CMU, Mocini will handle the travel arrangements and equipment, as well as the team's film exchange and budget. He will also oversee the team's managers, assist with the facilitation of camps and aid the rest of the coaching staff in the day-to-day operations of the program.
Mocini graduated from Albion College in 2008 from the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. He played four years for the Brits basketball team, serving as team captain his senior season. Mocini went on to earn a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton, which he completed in 2012.
While at Dayton, Mocini was a graduate assistant for the men’s basketball program that advanced to the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. In 2010, the Flyers won the NIT championship.
"I'm grateful to Coach Davis for providing me with the opportunity to be apart of the Central Michigan basketball program, this great University and the Mount Pleasant community,”Mocini said. “Coach Davis and his coaching staff are first-class coaches and individuals who have a wealth of knowledge about basketball and what it takes to compete at the highest level of collegiate athletics. I am excited to be a Chippewa and to work towards building a championship program with Coach Davis, the staff and our student-athletes."