Louisville hires Trent Johnson as men's basketball assistant

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Trent Johnson, who has 36 years of coaching experience including 17 years as a head coach at four programs, has joined the Louisville men’s basketball staff as an assistant coach.

Johnson has guided Nevada (1999-2004), Stanford (2004-08), Louisiana State (2008-2012) and Texas Christian (2012-16). He has also served as an assistant coach at Utah (1986-89), Washington (1989-92), Rice (1992-96), Stanford (1996-99) and Boise High School (1980-85).

A former member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Board of Directors, Johnson’s teams made five NCAA Tournament appearances, including reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 at Nevada and Stanford. His teams made three trips to the National Invitation Tournament.

Johnson has been honored as the conference coach of the year in three different leagues (2003 WAC, 2008 Pac-10 and 2009 SEC). He has a 276-264 career coaching record in his 16 collegiate seasons.

Johnson played college basketball at Boise State (1974-78) where he ranks among the school's career leaders with 1,115 points and 702 rebounds. In his sophomore season (1975-76), the Broncos won the Big Sky Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.