Asami Morita hired as assistant coach for Nevada women’s basketball


Asami Morita was named assistant coach for women’s basketball at Nevada. Photo Credit: RMU Athletics

Ethan Morrison

On Monday, it was announced that former Robert Morris women’s basketball assistant coach Asami Morita was named as an assistant coach for the Nevada women’s basketball team, per Chris Murray of Nevada Sports Net.


Over her seven seasons at Robert Morris, Morita helped the Colonials reach five Northeast Conference finals and three NCAA tournament appearances to go along with four straight NEC regular-season titles.

Last season, the Colonials struggled, posting a 4-13 overall record in their first season of Horizon League play.

Morita joins the Wolfpack after they finished with a 13-9 overall record and a 9-7 record in the Mountain West Conference. Nevada fell to Fresno State in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West tournament by a score of 70-46.

Morita was not the only assistant to leave Robert Morris this offseason as Amani Franklin is now the assistant coach at the University of Hartford.