BETHANY – Brad Johnson has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Bethany College and marks the 29th head coach in plan history.
“We are excited to welcome Brad to the Bethany College household. It was critical to uncover a coach who was committed to major our men’s basketball plan back to PAC accomplishment when embracing the Bethany neighborhood as a complete,” says Director of Athletics Brian Sansom. “Brad’s enthusiasm and dedication to his student-athletes had been apparent for the duration of the interview course of action, and our plan will advantage from his developmental method. I am confident that Brad will bring back the Bethany College men’s basketball tradition of excellence each on the court and in the classroom in the close to future.”
Johnson comes to Bethany following a two-year stint at Nebraska Wesleyan. Prior to Nebraska Wesleyan, Johnson spent 3 years at Seton Hill, an NCAA Division II member. In his very first two seasons at SHU, the Griffins sophisticated to the PSAC Tournament as soon as. The group also had 3 All-PSAC performers.
Prior to that, Johnson spent 3 seasons with the Frostburg State University men’s basketball plan. In his very first season at Frostburg State, he served as a graduate assistant coach just before getting named the major assistant coach for his final two years with the plan.
In 2017-18, Johnson helped the Bobcats to eleven wins, the program’s most effective season record considering the fact that the 2011-12 season. Also, it was the very first time in 5 seasons that the Bobcats produced it to the CAC tournament. Johnson coached two CAC All-Conference players and two players who had been aspect of Johnson’s very first recruiting class that produced contributions to the team’s accomplishment.
In 2016-17, Johnson helped the Bobcats to lead the nation in blocks per game (five.eight) and completed seventh nationally in total blocks (146). The Bobcats also completed 17th in Division III in field-target percentage defense (39.eight), 19th in offensive rebounds per game (14.six), and 25th in total rebounds per game (42.24). The Bobcats capped the season by upsetting No. 11 Salisbury 86-80 in overtime on senior day.
In his very first season with the Bobcats, he helped the group to seven wins, which includes 5 Capital Athletic Conference victories more than Mary Washington, Marymount (Va.), St. Mary’s (Md.), and York (Pa.). Johnson helped the Bobcats finish very first in the CAC in rebounds (38.four) and blocks (five.five). FSU also completed fifth in the CAC in 3-pointers (162) and fourth in steals (7.four).
Johnson, a 2015 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in athletic coaching, went to Frostburg State University following serving as a student assistant coach at BW for 4 years. He oversaw talent improvement and ball handling drills, and also helped players with private, person workouts. Johnson furthered his degree at Frostburg State University, exactly where he earned a master’s degree in business enterprise administration.
Johnson also spent six seasons as a head AAU basketball coach (2011-2016) and in 2012, he founded his personal AAU plan – the North Coast Runnin’ Rebels. As a head coach and director, he helped create athletes in fourth via 11th grades.
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