George Washington will not retain men’s basketball coach Jamion Christian for a 4th season

WASHINGTON — George Washington University Director of Athletics Tanya Vogel announced today that Jamion Christian will not return as head coach of the men’s basketball program.

In three seasons, Christian compiled a 29-50 record, including 12-18 in 2021-22. GW saw its season end on Thursday in its first game in the Atlantic 10 Championship. The Buff and Blue are 1-3 in the last three seasons in the conference tournament.

“This is a challenging day, as Jamion has faced significant adversity in his three years with us, and his relentless optimism and positivity was a source of energy on dark days,” said Vogel.  “He has been a worthy ambassador and advocate for our entire Athletics Department, and I wish Jamion, his wife, Allie, and son, Jacoy, nothing but the very best.” 

“This decision, however, was based on our performance on the court. The GW community, university leadership and I have high expectations for what our men’s basketball program should be, and we are determined to find our way back to a place on the national stage. Through a national search for our new head coach, we must return to that standard and be in the picture for postseason success on an annual basis. We are committed to returning to winning at the highest level.” 

COURTESY GW ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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