The Times Union reports that Siena College has hired Jamion Christian as its new men’s basketball coach.
Christian comes from Mount St. Mary’s University where he has been head coach since 2012. He has a 101-95 record at the university, including a 67-39 record in Northeast Conference play. He guided the Mountaineers to 2 NEC titles and the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2017.
Christian replaces Jimmy Patsos, who resigned on April 13 following a college investigation into alleged verbal and physical abuse of team members. There are also allegations that Patsos improperly handled player per diem money.
The Loudonville, N.Y. college is coming off of its worst seasons in program history with a record of 8-24, and many players have already been granted transfer releases.