Jamion Christian grew up in Quinton, Virginia, where he led New Kent High School to the VHSL State Championship in his early years. He then went on to play collegiate basketball for Mount St. Mary’s as a shooting guard and three-year captain.
Assistant Coaching Career
Jamion began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Emory and Henry College (2004-06), Bucknell University (2006-08), and William & Mary (2008-11) where he Christian recruited two of the Tribe's most successful players, Brandon Britt and Marcus Thornton, while working for Coach Shaver and the Tribe.
Jamion then worked as an assistant under head coach Shaka Smart at Virginia Commonwealth (2011-12), assisting the Rams to the third round of the 2012 NCAA tournament after upsetting #5 seed Wichita State in the second round. Coach Christian also led the Rams to the CAA Tournament championship in 2012 and the most wins in school history in 2011-12.
Siena Coaching Career
Jamion led Siena (2018-19), which was picked to finish last in the MAAC preseason poll, to a tie for second-place regular season finish with an 11-7 league record, just one game out of first place. The Saints finished the season 17-16, a nine-win improvement over the previous season.
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Mt. St. Mary
Hired to lead his alma mater at the age of 29, Jamion led Mount St. Mary’s to two NEC Tournament Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances in 2014 and 2017. He guided the Mount to 101 wins and a winning record in conference play all six seasons, the only school in the conference to achieve that feat.
The Mount would finish the season 18-14 overall and an appearance in the NEC tournament final. Concluding the season with a 10-game improvement from the season before. A year later, Jamion led the Mount back to the NEC Tournament Championship game, which they won to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Christian most recently spent three seasons at The George Washington University, where he led the Colonials to their most Atlantic 10 victories since 2016-17 in 2021-22. That season, his team outperformed preseason poll projections by a league-best six spots, finishing seventh.
Current Speakeasy Career
As the Chief Content Officer for Speakeasy Sports, Jamion is responsible for new media and content strategy for the brand. Jamion also currently hosts Last Call with Jamion Christian, which is available on all major platforms. The podcast has over 20,000 listeners monthly and counting and is also the top 10% listening podcast in the world via Spotify.