TCU Head Coach Trent Johnson Preparing for the Big 12

By rodneyknuppel

Trent Johnson became the 21st head coach in the history of the Texas Christian Horned Frog men’s basketball program. He previously was head coach at LSU for the last four seasons. He has had prior experience as head coach at Stanford for 4 seasons and Nevada for 5.

He has been to eight postseason appearances in 13 seasons with five of them in the NCAA tournament. In 2004 he guided Nevada to the Sweet Sixteen and in 2008 he was at the helm of the Stanford Cardinals for their Sweet 16 appearance.

His career record is 226-185 and has winning records at all his previous head coaching stops. He is a graduate of Boise State in 1983.

At the press conference when TCU hired him, he had this to say:

“I would like to thank TCU’s Board of Trustees, specifically Clarence Scharbauer and Rick Wittenbraker, Chancellor (Victor) Boschini and Chris Del Conte for this tremendous opportunity to be at TCU, I have always had an appreciation for TCU and its potential. “There are many factors that make this an attractive position. Chris has a great vision for the future of TCU basketball, and we very much look forward to building a program that makes TCU and Fort Worth proud. We will immediately hit the recruiting trail and share how special the TCU experience can be for prospective student-athletes. I am truly grateful and honored to be a Horned Frog!”

Johnson has held some assistant coaching positions with his first being at Utah (1986-89), followed by Washington (1989-92), then on to Rice in 1998 and then to Stanford for four years from 1996-99.

Johnson got his coaching start at the prep level, serving as an assistant coach at Boise High School from 1980-85.


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