WASHINGTON (WDVM) – According to multiple reports, George Washington’s Jamion Christian is out as Head Coach of the men’s basketball program after three years with the university.

“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 Athletic Director Tanya Vogel in a statement.  “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.” 

George Washington went 8-9 in the Atlantic 10 this season and were knocked out by UMass in their best campaign in the league under Christian.

Christian went 29-50 during his time with the Colonials. Before his time at George Washington, he spent one season with Siena and six seasons with Mount St. Mary’s. During his time with the Mountaineers, he led the program to two NCAA tournaments and won a regular-season championship in 2017.

“This decision, however, was based on our performance on the court.”, Vogel continued in the statement. “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.” 

This will be George Washington’s third head-coaching search in the past six years, after former coach Maurice Joseph spent three seasons with the program before the university hired Christian.