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Coach Damjanovic F2009  Head Coach/Assistant Athletic Director:

 Jason Damjanovic

  Phone: 408.864.8743
  Office: PE-51D

  De Anza College
  21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
  Cupertino, CA 95014


 Coach Damjanovic during game          Coach 


The 2017-18 basketball season promises to provide many exciting moments and challenges for the De Anza Dons.  Since Coach Damjanovic took the helm, the Dons have played one of the most difficult and competitive schedules in the state of California and this season is no different. The home opener is TuesdayNovember 22 against Porterville College.  Other noteworthy opponents: West Hills and Fresno City College, two other Central Valley powerhouses, enter the home of the Dons November 25 and November 29 respectively.  De Anza will play host to 2017 Elite Eight participant Canada College on Thursday, December 21 and travel to San Francisco on Saturday, December 30 to take on 2017 Final Four participant City College of San Francisco wrapping up non-conference play.

The De Anza Dons will also participate in the Chabot College TournamentAntelope Valley Tournament in Southern California and the Foothill College Tournament.  

Coast Conference play begins on the road at West Valley College on Wednesday, January 3 and the Conference home opener is Friday, January 5 vs Monterey Peninsula.       



Michael Orlich

Michael Orlich: University of San Francisco

Chris Turner

Chris Turner: Cal-State Monterey Bay

Simon Fransis

Simon Fransis: Freed-Hardeman University




Chris Turner


Michael Orlich



Marquel Hodge 




On July 22, 2005, Jason Damjanovic became the fourth head coach in the history of De Anza College Men's Basketball.  From day one, Damjanovic has instituted an up-tempo and aggressive style of play that has not only resulted in an exciting, high scoring brand of basketball, but has also made the Dons a force to be reckoned with in the Coast Conference.  As he enters his 13th season, the program is positioned for both near and long-term success both on the court and in the classroom.

Entering his 13th season at De Anza College, his student-athletes have earned numerous academic awards, matriculated to 4-year institutions at a very high rate, have had multiple members of the team represent the Coast Conference with All-Conference honors, and have led the conference in scoring five times with three playoff appearances (2006-07, 2012-13, 2013-14). Coach Damjanovic is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), USA Basketball, a licensed and approved FIBA  coach and the California Community College Men’s Basketball Coaches Association (CCCMBCA).  He also currently presides as the Conference Representative for the Coast Conference-South.

Coach D spent two-years as Men's Head Assistant at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA. While at NDNU, he helped the Argonauts to consecutive winning seasons and back-to-back CAL-PAC playoff appearances. Prior to Notre Dame, Damjanovic was the Head Boy's Basketball Coach at (William C.) Overfelt High School in San Jose, CA. Jason guided the Royals to CCS playoff appearances in all 3 seasons and captured back-to-back league championships in 2001-02 and 2002-03. For his efforts, he was named S.T.A.L. Coach of the Year in those same seasons.

Jason Damjanovic brings a wealth of playing experience with him.  He was a standout player at Pioneer High School of San Jose, earning All-League Honors in both 1988 and 1989.  Damjanovic still stands as the All-Time Steals Leader for the Mustangs.  In the 1991-92 season, while at Foothill College, he was a member of the only Coast Conference Championship team in Foothill Men's Basketball history.  Jason Damjanovic concluded his collegiate career at Sonoma State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1996. Damjanovic also spent five seasons as player/coach with Race Express Basketball, which is a professional exhibition team comprised of former Division I and II college players who competed against other Division I and II University teams throughout the United States.


"De Anza College's Athletic Department and Men's Basketball Program is interested in each student-athletes growth and development in all areas of college life. We stress the importance of obtaining a degree, while striving for full academic and athletic potential. Educational and athletic excellence are the cornerstones of the athletic program. The success of our Basketball Program is measured by the performance of our student-athletes in their academic and athletic pursuits, as well as their contribution to society and the community both before and after graduation. We are committed to the integrity of the game, the spirit and rules of De Anza College, the Coast Conference, and the CCCAA."

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Men's Basketball
Building: PE-51D
Contact: Jason Damjanovic
Phone: 408.864.8743


Last Updated: 9/19/17