Update: 4:16 p.m.
FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein is saying that while Christian is a leading candidate, he has not been hired yet.
Contrary to reports, Mount St. Mary's Jamion Christian has not been hired as the next head coach at Siena, per multiple sources. Still one of the leading candidates.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 26, 2018
Original story below:
Siena will hire Jamion Christian as its next head basketball coach, according to Rodger Wyland of WNYT.
Jamion Christian is the new Head Coach of the Siena men’s basketball program. Trying for a press conference on Friday— Rodger Wyland (@RodgerWyland) April 26, 2018
Christian replaces Jimmy Patsos, who resigned amid a verbal abuse scandal earlier this month.
Christian has spent the last six seasons as the Mount St. Mary’s head coach, compiling a 101-95 overall record and bringing the Mountaineers to the NCAA Tournament in 2014 and 2017. He was also 67-39 in Northeast Conference games.
During his time at Mount St. Mary’s, Christian became known for running what was dubbed Mount Mayhem — a frenetic pressure defense and a three-point heavy offense. It’s a product of his time at VCU, where he was an assistant under Shaka Smart and his Havoc defense.
When he gets to Albany, Christian will have his work cut out for him. The Saints are coming off an 8-24 season in which they won just four MAAC regular season games. It was their worst season since 2012-13.
Mount St. Mary’s had signed Christian to a contract extension last year to keep him in Emmitsburg through 2026-27.