Bill Damuth, Head Coach
Bill Damuth joins Grayson College Basketball as the head coach of the women’s team. With 24 years of coaching experience, he brings insight and understanding to the court. With a focus on recruitment, Damuth believes in the importance of finding the right talent and then developing a relationship of trust and team spirit with his athletes.
Damuth comes to Grayson from Wichita State University where he served as Assistant Coach for one year. Prior to that, he served as an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso where the team won two Conference USA Championships.
At Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC), Damuth served as assistant coach two separate times (1995-2000 and 2006-09) and head coach for one (2009-10). Overall the team compiled a record of 297-48, won three national titles and grabbed runner-up honors twice while making eight national tournament appearances. The squad claimed eight region titles and nine conference crowns. He recruited and coached 12 all-conference players, 11 All Americans and 31 Division I signees.
Damuth left TVCC after six years to become the head coach at Hill College. He inherited a 6-24 team and proceeded to forge a record of 51-12 in two years. The squad was ranked as high as 14 th nationally, claimed the conference title and Damuth was voted as the National Junior College Athletic Conference’s Coach of the Year.
He then left Hill College to take an assistant coach position at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette. He served as the program’s recruiting coordinator, and the program experienced plenty of success. A conference crown, two second-place outcomes and the school’s initial appearance in the NCAA Tournament were among the accomplishments during his tenure.
During his career, Damuth has recruited 40 first team all-conference players, 12 junior college All Americans and 14 players for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Damuth earned his master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy in 1998 after earning bachelor’s degree from the University of Tyler in 1995 and associates from Tyler Junior College in 1992.
Damuth and his wife, Michelle, have two children: Dylan and Madison.
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