Former Landon School basketball standout Christian Webster has joined the University of Central Florida men’s basketball program as an assistant coach.
Webster, a Washington, D.C. native, joins the UCF program after two seasons as an assistant coach and four years as a player at Harvard.
“We are thrilled to have Christian as a part of the UCF Basketball family,” said UCF men’s basketball head coach Donnie Jones. “His experience as a player and a coach in the NCAA Tournament with Harvard will fit in perfectly with the culture we are establishing here at UCF. He has great energy and passion for the game.”
During his tenure on Tommy Amaker’s Harvard staff, the Crimson continued its reign atop the Ivy League, finishing the 2014-15 season tied with Yale for the conference title. Harvard defeated the Bulldogs in a one-game playoff for the right to represent the league in the NCAA Tournament.
As a first-year coach in 2013-14, Harvard set program records for overall wins (27) and conference victories (13) en route to the team’s fourth consecutive Ivy League title. In the NCAA Tournament the 12th seeded Crimson knocked off fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the second round.
As a guard during his playing days at Harvard, Webster was a part of three straight Ivy League championship teams, making two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He graduated in 2013 as the winningest student-athlete in program history.
“I am extremely honored and proud to be joining Donnie Jones’ staff at UCF,” said Webster. “I am looking forward to learning and growing under Coach Jones and the rest of his well accomplished staff. I hope to bring energy and a winning pedigree to the program. We have a lot of work to do so I cannot wait to get to Orlando and get going.”