Meet the New Boss

Damon comes to Lafayette after one season as an assistant at Cincinnati and a nine-year stint at Penn State that included four NCAA Tournament berths and two Sweet 16 appearances. She also has prior coaching stops at Massachusetts, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Green Bay.

  • She was born in Baltimore, Md., where she attended an all-girls public high school.
  • She is the older of two daughters of Joanne Damon and Leo Damon Jr., her role models growing up. Her dad fancies himself a basketball coach and isn’t shy with his analysis of Kia’s teams.
  • Damon is a 1997 graduate of Millersville, which provided her first significant interaction with different cultures.
  • Basketball has taken her all over the United States and to Nigeria, France, and Chile.
  • In another life, Damon would be an interior decorator, having recently renovated and transformed her house in Cincinnati.
  • Favorite TV shows: The Walking Dead, Scandal, and House of Cards.
  • She’s a gospel music fan but keeps up with the hip-hop music her players listen to.