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Mount tabs ex-player as new men's basketball coach

Mount St. Mary's named former player Jamion Christian as its new men's basketball coach on Monday. A 2004 graduate of the Mount, Christian becomes the 21st head coach in the history of the program.

Christian will be formally introduced at a news conference on Tuesday.

Christian, 29, was an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth this season, helping guide the Rams to the Third Round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament. VCU won the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title and finished with a school-record 29 wins this year. VCU led the NCAA in steals and steals per game.

"I am both thrilled and humbled to be returning to the Mount," Christian said in a statement. "I look forward to bringing energy and enthusiasm back to our historic program one passionate day at a time."

As a player, Christian was a three-year captain at the Mount, scoring 581 points in 90 career games and 56 starts. He led the Mount in scoring at 11.3 points per game in 2001-02 and averaged 8.2 points the following season.





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