Damon Stoudamire

Damon Stoudamire (born September 3, 1973)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
Pacific record: 71-77 (.480)
Georgia Tech record: 14-18 (.438)
Overall record: 85-95 (.472)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2023-present Georgia Tech
2021-2023 Boston Celtics (asst)
2016-2021 Pacific
2015-2016 Memphis (asst)
2013-2015 Arizona (asst)
2011-2013 Memphis (asst)
2009-2011 Memphis Grizzlies (asst)
2008-2009 Rice (DPD)

Damon Stoudamire Facts

  • Damon Lamon Stoudamire
  • Born September 3, 1973
  • Hometown: Portland, Oregon
  • Alma Mater: University of Arizona (2008)
  • Attended Woodrow Wilson HS (OR); named Oregon Player of the Year and was later inducted into the Oregon Sports HOF
  • Played point guard for four seasons with the Arizona Wildcats under Hall of Fame head coach Lute Olson
  • Drafted #7 overall in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors (the team’s first ever draft pick); was NBA Rookie of the Year
  • Started his coaching career at Rice as director of player development in 2008 under head coach Ben Braun
  • After two years as an assistant for the Memphis Grizzlies, returned to the D-I ranks as an assistant to Memphis’ Josh Pastner
    • Spent three seasons with Pastner (in two stints) and two seasons at Arizona under Sean Miller
  • Hired in March 2016 as the head coach at University of the Pacific
    • Improved the program from 11 wins in his first season to 23 wins in fourth; won WCC COY and the Ben Jobe Award in 2020
  • In July 2021, Stoudamire announced that he was leaving Pacific to become an assistant under friend and fellow Portland-native Ime Udoka with the NBA’s Boston Celtics; stayed on for most of the 2022-23 season under Joe Mazzulla
  • Made a return to college basketball in March 2023, when he was hired to be the new head coach at Georgia Tech

Damon Stoudamire Coaching Tree