University of Southern California

Student-Athlete Academic Services

John Mosbach

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Assistant Athletic Director, John Mosbach has been a part of Student-Athlete Academic Services since August 2006. In his current role as Director of Athletic Academic Advising, Mosbach’s primary responsibility is to serve as the lead administrator of the academic advising component of SAAS which includes supervision of the 6 full-time advisors. As Director of advising, John facilitates staff meetings, directs strategic planning, and manages the eligibly certification and files in SAAS.  Mosbach is also responsible for oversight of the department’s summer school enrollment and programs for both returning and incoming student-athletes. Over the past 7 years John has at one time served as the academic advisor for Football, Men’s and Women’s track, Women’s Lacrosse, and Men’s Volleyball as well as oversight of the department’s Former Athlete Degree Achievement Program.

In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Advising, John also supervises the computer system administrator, class checker and coordinator of the tutorial and supplemental academic support program. The academic support program houses between 60-70 tutors and learning assistant each semester and provides approximately 800 hours of academic support each week. Mosbach is a member of the SAAS personal development committee and also coordinates the Guest Faculty program.

Prior to joining SAAS, John earned a Master’s of Science in Sport Management from The University of Tennessee in 2006. While at Tennessee John served  as a graduate assistant in athletic academic services.

John graduated with honors from Wartburg College in 2004 where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Sports Management. During his time at Wartburg John was a 3 year letter winner on the most successful football team in school history accumulating a record of 38-6, earning conference championships and playoff berths in 2002 and 2003.

John currently resides in Hermosa Beach but enjoys the occasional trip back to the family farm in Whittemore, Iowa to catch up on uncle time with Molly, Jenna, Colin and Aiden.

Contact Information:
Office: (213) 821-2057
Email: mosbach@usc.edu