George Washington hires Jamion Christian as Head Coach

It didn’t take George Washington to find their replacement for Maurice Joseph. Mojo was fired on March 15, and just six days later, it appears Jamion Christian will be leaving Siena for Foggy Bottom.

Chrsitian lead Siena to a 17-16 record in his only season at the helm of the Saints, and beat George Washington head-to-head at the Smith Center 69-61 on November 8. Before coaching at Siena, he lead Mount St. Mary’s from 2012-2018. He was an assistant at VCU from 2011-2012, and also has assistant coaching experience at William & Mary, Bucknell and Emory and Henry.

Jamion has a career coaching record of 118-111, and took Mount St. Mary’s to the NCAA Tournament twice, in 2014 and 2017 winning the NEC Tournament both times. He also won NEC Coach of the Year in 2017 and the Ben Jobe Award the same year.

He does have a NCAA Tournament win, beating New Orleans in the 2017 First Four before falling to 1-seed Villanova in the First Round.

Reaction from twitter has been overwhelmingly positive:

Interesting to note that Carmen Maciariello is currently an assistant under Christian at Siena. Maciarello was a Mike Lonergan assistant at GW who left prior to the 2019 season (he remained under Mojo at GW for two years). Will be interesting to see if he would consider a return to Foggy Bottom.

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