Damon Johnson (basketball)
Damon Johnson with Keflavík in 2015.
|Born||March 1, 1974|
|Nationality||American / Icelandic|
|Listed height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|High school||Science Hill|
(Johnson City, Tennessee)
|NBA draft||1996 / Undrafted|
|1999–2000||Los Barrios Cadiz|
|2004||Polaris World Murcia|
|2005||Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket|
|2005–2006||Plus Pujol Lleida|
|2007||Ciudad de Huelva|
|2008–2009||Smoky Mountain Jam|
|2010–2012||King University (assistant)|
|2012–2013||East Tennessee State (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Damon S. Johnson (born March 1, 1974) is an American/Icelandic former professional basketball player who played in the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild and the Spanish Liga ACB. He won the Icelandic national championship three times and was voted the Úrvalsdeild foreign player of the year twice.
Icelandic national team
Johnson was an assistant coach for King University from 2010 to 2012 and later for East Tennessee State women's basketball team. In 2019 he was hired as the head coach of Province Academy í Johnson City.
Awards and honours
- 2x Úrvalsdeild Foreign Player of the year (1999, 2002)
- Úrvalsdeild Domestic All-First team (2003)
- 3x Icelandic champion (1997, 1999, 2003)
- 2x Icelandic Cup champion (1997, 2003)
- 3x Icelandic Company Cup champion (1996, 1998, 2002)
- Spanish LEB All-Star Game (2000)
- "Damon Johnson í efstu deild á Spáni". Mbl.is (in Icelandic). February 21, 2004. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Viðurkenningar - Besti erlendi leikmaður úrvalsdeildar karla
- "Mikil blessun fyrir mig að fá þetta tækifæri". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- Jónsson, Óskar Ófeigur (March 11, 2015). "41 árs en samt gríðarlega mikilvægur fyrir Keflavíkurliðið". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- "Damon Johnson fyrr og nú". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). March 31, 2015. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
- A-landslið karla
- Sigurður Elvar Þórólfsson (June 6, 2003). "Á eftir að læra þjóðsönginn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved August 31, 2018.
- Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (March 26, 2019). "Damon Johnson orðinn aðalþjálfari". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved March 26, 2019.