"Hasani Roseby has great skills in both sprinting and hurdling. She is a young and energetic coach that commands a lot of respect from the team. I've enjoyed watching her work and she has really added a lot to the training regime of our young sprinters and hurdlers."
- Eric Peterson, Tulane director of Cross Country and Track & Field
In her third season as an assistant coach, Hasani Roseby has molded her sprints and hurdles group into one of the up and coming groups in Conference USA. The Monterey, Calif. native competed for UCLA during her college years and ran professionally for four years before she retired in the summer of 2009 to take her post with the Green Wave program.
In just two years with the Olive and Blue, Roseby has seen eight of her pupils enter the indoor record books. Six sprinters or hurdlers have made their mark in the school's top-ten during the outdoor season, along with four relay teams. Nine sprinters or hurdlers have qualified for the NCAA East Regional over the past two years under Roseby. Kasey Rodgers enters the season ranked second on both the indoor 60 and 200 meters lists and is among the top-ten in both the outdoor 100 and 200 meter charts.
In 2011, Kasey Rodgers enjoyed her finest season on the oval and finished the indoor campaign ranked among the top-40 nationally in the 100 and 200 meter events. Rodgers also qualified for the NCAA East Regional meet during the outdoor campaign, but was unable to compete due to injury. Roseby tutored both Olivia Kizzee (2010) and Tiffany George (2011) to the NCAA East Regional in multiple events, with each qualifying for the 100, 200 meter events and the 4x100-meter Relay.
In 2010, freshman Jamie Riles earned First Team All-Conference USA honors by capturing the outdoor 400 meter title and Zandria DeBowles grabbed Second Team accolades after posting a runner-up finish at the C-USA Championships in the 400-meter hurdles during the 2011 campaign.
During her post collegiate career, Roseby was a two-time qualifier for the US Olympic Trials, competing in the 100-meter hurdles in 2004 and the 100-meter event during the summer of 2008. She arrived on the international stage in 2004 when she competed as a member of the USA roster at the U-23 NACAC Track and Field Championships. Roseby nabbed the silver medal as a member of the US 4x100 relay team and also took home the bronze medal in the 100-meter hurdles. Three years later, she won the USATF Indoor national crown, running 7.16 over 60-meters to rank second in the United States and among the top 10 in the world.
In March of 2009, Roseby was a finalist in the 60-meter dash at the USA Track & Field Indoor National Championship, placing seventh, as she represented the United States at several international meets. The sprinter claimed individual titles in the 100 and 200-meter dash events for Team USA in St. Polten, Austria that season.
A three-time All-American at UCLA, Roseby was a member of UCLA's NCAA Division I National Championship Team in 2004. That year, she finished the campaign with a broken right hand, but still helped the Bruins to a national runner up finish in the 4x100 relay. Roseby also competed in the 100-meter hurdles and was a part of the 4x400 relay team that set a school record of 3:27.57 in qualifying. Roseby was ranked no. 14 in the US and in the top 50 in the world in the 100-meter hurdles at seasons end.
Under the tutelage of Bob Kersee, Roseby received the Gail Devers Most Inspirational Athlete Award after the 2004 campaign, which saw her help UCLA to the national championship, finishing the year with a broken hand, set a school record and post a top-five time in the 100-meter hurdles at UCLA.
Prior to arriving on the Los Angeles campus, the sprinter was a two-time California State Champion while at Monterey High School. During her time with the Toreadores, she earned Prep All-American honors on the track.
Roseby earned her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Diversified Liberal Arts from UCLA in 2005.