Damitria Buchanan enters her fifth season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Kansas women’s basketball after head coach Brandon Schneider added her to his staff on May 4, 2015.
With the Jayhawks, Buchanan manages and oversees the day-to-day recruiting operations as the recruiting coordinator for head coach Brandon Schneider and his staff. She coordinates all recruiting correspondence and recruiting social media needs.
Buchanan helped piece together the 2019 signing class ranked No. 31 in the nation by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Report, which is the third-highest ranking among Big 12 Conference programs.
During the 2017-18 signing period, Buchanan helped Schneider and the Jayhawks ink their second five-star recruit in four seasons with the signing of Brooklyn Mitchell.
Buchanan joined the Jayhawks after spending the 2013-15 seasons at Texas Tech. While in Lubbock, Buchanan mentored the front court and assisted with scouting, recruiting and academics. With the Lady Raiders, Buchanan played an integral part in helping land one of their most promising recruiting classes in 2014 after just one year on the South Plains.
Prior to her two-year stint with the Lady Raiders, Buchanan was a part of the coaching staff at Stephen F. Austin under Schneider. She mentored Porsha Roberts to multiple all-conference accolades, including Southland Conference Freshman of the Year and all-conference second team as a sophomore.
Buchanan helped guide the Ladyjacks to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship and a 23-win season in 2011-12. The increase in 11 wins from the 2010-11 season (12) to 2011-12 (23) was tied for the sixth-biggest turnaround in the nation.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, Buchanan remained in the College Station area to pursue a master’s degree while serving as a teacher and coach at A&M Consolidated Middle School.
During her playing days, Buchanan helped guide the Aggies to three Big 12 Conference titles and four top-25 finishes, including top-10 finishes in each of her final three seasons. Buchanan was named team captain during her senior season, and was a two-time All-Big 12 First Team selection.
|THE BUCHANAN FILE|
|Alma Mater: Texas A&M, 2010|
|Hometown: Houston, Texas|
|2015-Present, Kansas (Assistant Coach)|
|2013-15, Texas Tech (Assistant Coach)|
|2011-13, Stephen F. Austin (Assistant Coach)|
|2006-10, Texas A&M|