September 12, 1956 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
WAC Tournament Championship (2004)
WAC Regular Season Championship (2004)
Pac-10 Coach of the Year (2008)
SEC Regular Season Championship (2009)
Trent Aubrey Johnson (born September 12, 1956) is an American college basketball coach and the head coach of the TCU Horned Frogs basketball team. Johnson was officially named coach on April 9, 2012, to replace Jim Christian, who resigned to accept the head coach position at the Ohio University. Johnson has previously been the head coach at Louisiana State University, Stanford University, and University of Nevada.
Early life and education
Johnson was born in Berkeley, California. He graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle, Washington in 1974 and played at Boise State University from 1974 to 1978. He received his bachelor's degree in physical education from Boise State in 1983.
In five seasons as head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack, Johnson helped establish an unprecedented level of success for the program. This culminated in the 2003–04 season, when Johnson guided the Wolf Pack to a 25-9 record and its first NCAA Division I tournament appearance since 1985. Led by stars Kirk Snyder, Marcelus Kemp and Nick Fazekas, Nevada defeated Michigan State and Gonzaga in the opening rounds of the tournament, before falling to eventual tournament runner-up Georgia Tech in the Sweet 16.
Stanford University athletic director Ted Leland had long been impressed with Johnson, a former Stanford assistant, and kept him in mind if Mike Montgomery ever decided to move on. Less than a week after Montgomery quit to coach the NBA's Golden State Warriors, Johnson was hired to lead the Cardinal.
In his four seasons at Stanford, Trent Johnson had a record of 80–48 (.625). He led the Cardinal to three appearances in the NCAA tournament and one NIT tournament appearance. Johnson's 2007–08 team advanced to the Sweet 16.
On April 10, 2008, Johnson was officially named the 20th head coach of the LSU Tigers men's basketball team. With the hiring, Johnson became the first African American head coach of a men's sports team at LSU. Johnson would go on to win the SEC COY award during his first season after compiling a 13–3 regular season record to win the conference title outright. His 26–7 overall record, along with the SEC title, would be enough to earn his team its first NCAA tournament berth since 2006. The next two seasons were not nearly as successful, winning a combined 5 conference games and going 11-20 in both years.
Johnson's overall record as a head coach is 208–170 (.568).
On April 6, 2012, Johnson agreed in principle to become Texas Christian University's new men's head basketball coach. Johnson will lead the TCU Horned Frogs into their first season in the Big 12 Conference. On November 9, 2012, Trent Johnson earned his first victory as TCU head coach by defeating Cal Poly 53-46. Johnson then led the Horned Frogs to their first Big 12 victory, and first win over a top 5 ranked team, when they defeated #5 Kansas 62-55 on February 6, 2013.
Head coaching record
|Nevada (Big West Conference) (1999–2000)|
|Nevada (Western Athletic Conference) (2000–2004)|
|2002–03||Nevada||18–14||10–6||T–3rd||NIT First Round|
|2003–04||Nevada||25–9||13–5||T–1st||NCAA Sweet 16|
|Nevada:||79–74 (.516)||35–33 (.515)|
|Stanford (Pacific-10 Conference) (2004–2008)|
|2004–05||Stanford||18–13||11–7||T–3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2005–06||Stanford||16–14||11–7||T–4th||NIT Second Round|
|2006–07||Stanford||18–13||10–8||6th||NCAA First Round|
|2007–08||Stanford||28–8||13–5||2nd||NCAA Sweet 16|
|Stanford:||80–48 (.625)||45–27 (.625)|
|LSU (Southeastern Conference) (2008–2012)|
|2008–09||LSU||27–8||13–3||1st||NCAA Second Round|
|2011–12||LSU||18–14||7–9||8th||NIT First Round|
|LSU:||67–62 (.519)||25–39 (.391)|
|TCU (Big 12 Conference) (2012–present)|
|TCU:||36-48 (.429)||3–39 (.071)|
- Ratto, Ray (2004-03-20). "Nevada busts onto NCAA scene". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- Stanford goes with 'everyman'
- Associated Press (2004-04-28). "Johnson introduced as new coach". ESPN. Retrieved 2008-02-11.
- LSU Names Trent Johnson 20th Men's Basketball Head Coach
- Tigers sweep top awards
- Official TCU Athletics Site
- TCU Men's Basketball
- SFGate.com - hiring of Trent Johnson at Stanford - 26-May-2004