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Former Blazers Star Stoudamire Claims WCC Coach of the Year Award

Former Trail Blazers star Damon Stoudamire claimed the West Coast Conference Coach of the Year award for his work at Pacific.

NCAA Basketball: Pacific at Gonzaga James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Former Trail Blazers guard Damon Stoudamire earned West Coast Conference Coach of the Year honors on Tuesday. Stoudamire, a Portland native, has served as Pacific’s head coach for four years. In the 2019-20 season, Stoudamire led the Tigers to a 23-9 record.

Pacific finished behind Saint Mary’s, BYU and Gonzaga in conference play with an 11-5 record. The Tigers return to action this weekend when WCC Tournament play gets underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stoudamire donned a Blazers’ uniform for eight seasons and appeared in 529 regular season games. With Portland, he averaged 12.8 points and 5.7 assists per game.