and on the court. In three of Doumanian’s seven seasons at KCC, the women’s basketball team led the entire athletic program in team grade-point average. The Bruins excelled on the hardwood as well, going 24-7 in 2006-07 en route to winning their second Michigan Community College Athletic Association Championship in the past three seasons. The first championship came at the end of a 30-5 campaign in 2004-05, which saw the Bruins make their first appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association Tournament in school history. Each MCCAA Championship resulted in Doumanian being selected as the league’s Coach of the Year.
During his seven years as a head coach at KCC, Doumanian’s teams became known for their up-tempo style which placed them among the top ten teams in the nation in scoring in each of the past three seasons. In 2006-07, the Lady Bruins had four players average in double figures while netting 77.9 points per contest and holding the opposition to just 61.4.
Prior to taking over the reigns of the program at Kellogg Community College, Doumanian spent time as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s basketball teams at IPFW from 1991-1997, and had brief stints on the coaching staffs at Mercyhurst College and Clarion University.
Along with a lengthy coaching background, Doumanian has also worked as an athletic director, sports information director and a college professor.
The Livonia, Mich., native graduated from Michigan State with a degree in journalism, before earning a master’s degree in education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1990.
Doumanian will be taking over a Lady Jacket team which ended the 2006-07 season with a 14-11 overall record. That team did not have a single senior on the roster and saw Mandy White, Kayla Mengerink, Sarah Bird and Katie McNamara earn All-HCAC honors, with White being tabbed as the Freshman of the Year.