Phone: (206) 592-4283
BA Sociology/Criminal Justice –
Masters in Coaching Education – Ohio University
“I believe it is important to teach athletes and young adults about self-empowerment. As a youth life coach I developed a tool that helps explain the process an individual needs to undertake in order to take charge of their life. I called this process, P.O.W.E.R. The goal of this model is to provide young people with steps to overcome hardships, build on success and taking full responsibility for his or her destiny.”
Over the past 21 years Daimen Crump has worked as a Youth Developmental Specialist, Youth Life Coach, Academic Advisor, and Basketball Coach. These roles, along with his experience playing basketball have aided with shaping his coaching and mentoring style. Coach Crump is dedicated to developing student-athletes so that they can excel in the classroom, on the court, as well as the broader community. His athlete-centered philosophy concentrates on building positive relationships, empowering players, and developing athletic and life skills.
- 21 years of coaching experience (College, AAU, High School and Youth)
- 19 years coaching women’s basketball
- Coached two years abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands leading team to the National Championship
- Won several tournament and league championship
- Trained and developed several players that have earned college scholarships
- Recognized by coaching peers and athletes for having an effective positive approach to coaching
- Washington State High School Leading Scorer, 30 ppg.
- Concordia College All-time leading scoring average 21 ppg.
- Awarded several honors as a player in high school and college
Highline College Alumni
Masree Butler – Assistant Coach / Strength and Conditioning Coach
Masree has over 6 years of experience as a college strength coach. As an athlete, he was all-conference twice in high school football. Masree went on to become an all-league offensive linemen in college, a 2x semi-pro all star, and played pro football for the Washington Templars. Masree is now the head strength coach at Highline College for Women’s Soccer.He also is the assistant strength coach at Highline for Women’s Basketball for Tim Vagen, one of the most decorated trainers in the world. Masree works with hundreds of high school,college and semi pro athletes every year”
Kevin Strozier – Assistant Coach
Kevin Strozier returns to coach at Highline, taking up his former role as assistant coach to the Women’s team. He has experience as a high school girls basketball coach for 17 years and as an assistant coach at the college level for over 15 years.
Coach Strozier played baseball, football, and basketball at Flint Central High School in Flint, Michigan. As a senior he averaged over 23 points a game. He then went to play at Mott Community College (also in Flint) and was twice named Conference Player of the Year and a Junior College All-American. He transferred to St. Louis University, where he was a starter, made the All-Metro team, and was named team MVP. After his playing days ended Coach Strozier took up coaching and after moving to Washington State, he enjoyed success as the head coach at Lincoln HS (Tacoma) and Kingston HS (Kingston, WA), including winning Coach of the Year honors. And now, after a coaching at the community college level he returns to Highline.