Originally from Charlotte, NC, Damion graduated from West Charlotte High School in 2000 where he enjoyed a stellar basketball career highlighted by winning the North Carolina state title in 1999. This was an accomplishment Damion happily shared with his father, and then West Charlotte head coach, Gosnell White - one of NC’s all-time greatest high school basketball coaches.
A player and student of the game, Damion was an integral part of West Charlotte’s basketball program in one of its greatest eras and took in life at home with the architect who led West Charlotte to 5 straight regional appearances, 10 straight conference titles and a #8 ranking in the USA Today top 25 poll by the end of their 30-2 state championship run in ‘99 - Damion’s junior season.
Upon graduating from West Charlotte, Damion went on to a year of post graduate prep school at Phillip’s Academy in Andover, MA where he was a New England standout in varsity basketball, finishing second in scoring on the season among leading scorers from all schools in the Eagle-Tribune coverage area, spanning northeastern Massachusetts and most of New Hampshire. That year, Damion also excelled in football and as the top sprinter for the New England Prep School 2001 outdoor track champions.
Foregoing heavy recruitment from Brown, Dartmouth and Tufts, an offer to join the then defending NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils basketball team as a recruited walk-on and football/basketball scholarship offers from Wofford and from Charlotte, Damion accepted an academic scholarship to attend Davidson College, where he walked onto the basketball team. His team went on to win the Southern Conference and compete in the 2002 NCAA tournament. He was also the starting quarterback and a 3-year letter winner in football during his time at Davidson. Damion graduated from Davidson in 2006 with a degree in sociology.
Damion has always had a strong pull to help young people through the game of basketball. While not directly following in his father’s footsteps, Damion spent many summers helping his father coach and train high school and returning college players. Damion has also worked many prestigious basketball camps including Five Star, Coach K’s Duke Basketball Camps and Bob McKillop’s Basketball Camps at Davidson College.
Although Damion recently became a head coach for the first time in 2016, leading Regents’ 3A, 7th & 8th grade girls’ basketball team to two post season victories, he spent the off-season and summer months coaching the high school men and will be extremely prepared to make a smooth transition into high school men’s basketball as a head JV2 coach.