Kia Damon is in her fourth season as an assistant coach at UMass. Her primary responsibilities at UMass are coordination of recruiting, skill development of the post players and scouting of opponents.
Prior to arriving in Amherst, Damon spent three seasons as an assistant at Fairleigh Dickinson (N.J.) University. Damon helped lead the Knights to a three-year overall record of 36-48. She helped to produce a first team All-Northeast Conference selection as well as an All-Rookie team member.
In three seasons with the Knights, Damon was in charge of the daily operation of the women's basketball program. She was also the recruiting coordinator and responsible for scheduling. In addition, Damon assisted in the development of the Knights' post players and was in charge of the Knights' Hoop Club arrangements.
Prior to her tenure at the Hackensack, N.J., school, Damon spent two seasons as an assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She helped lead the Phoenix to a 40-19 record, two NCAA Tournament appearances and two Mid-Continent Conference championships.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Damon played at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, leading the Lady Marauders to the post season twice. The two-time team captain averaged 11.6 points per game her last two seasons. She was an All-Metro second team player out of Western High in Baltimore.
Damon is now a resident of Springfield, Mass.