Trent Johnson

Trent  Johnson

Position:
Head Coach | 4th Season

Alma Mater:
Boise State | 1986


03/12/2015

Post-Game Notes: TCU 59, Kansas 64

TCU 59, Kansas 64

03/12/2015

TCU Set To Battle No. 9 Kansas Thursday

TCU defeated K-State to move into quarterfinal action.

03/11/2015

Post-Game Notes: TCU 67, Kansas State 65

TCU 67, Kansas State 65

03/09/2015

TCU Opens Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship

TCU will take on Kansas State Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

03/06/2015

TCU Hosts Cyclones Saturday on Senior Day

Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. CT and will be shown on ESPNEWS.

07/30/2015

Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena Announcement

Photos from the announcement of the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

03/12/2015

TCU vs. Kansas - Big 12 Championship

NCAA Basketball: Big 12 Championship - TCU vs. Kansas

03/11/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Kansas State (USATSI)

Men's Basketball defeats Kansas State, 67-65; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)

03/07/2015

Men's Basketball vs. Iowa State

March 7, 2015

02/28/2015

TCU at No. 16 Oklahoma

TCU falls 67-60 at Oklahoma

Trent Johnson, the man selected by TCU to guide its men's basketball program into a new era as a member of the Big 12 Conference, concluded his third season as the Horned Frogs' head coach in 2014-15.

Johnson has served 15 seasons as a head coach following previous stops at Nevada (1999-2004), Stanford (2004-08) and LSU (2008-12). His career record stands at 264-243 overall. He was named conference coach of the year in each of the previous three conferences in which he coached (2003 WAC, 2008 Pac-10 and 2009 SEC).

Johnson brought a proven track record with him to Fort Worth featuring eight postseason bids, including five NCAA tournaments, two Sweet 16 appearances and three conference championships. Nine of his former players have moved on to careers in the NBA, while he entered the 2012-13 season with the fifth-longest active coaching tree in the nation with five of his former assistants holding down Division I head coaching posts: David Carter (Nevada), Mark Fox (Georgia), Eric Reveno (Portland), Keith Richard (Louisiana-Monroe) and Nick Robinson (Southern Utah).

The 21st men's basketball coach in TCU history, Johnson was appointed to the post on April 9, 2012 by director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte.

AT TCU (2012-PRESENT)
Johnson's first TCU squad faced a major test with its entry into one of the nation's elite basketball conferences, the Big 12, following seven years as a member of the Mountain West. Adding to the challenge was the loss of three key players to season-ending injuries prior to the start of conference play.

Johnson's first year with the Frogs saw the squad post 11 wins, including four over teams that would move on to play in the postseason. The group opened the season with a 9-4 record, TCU's top non-conference mark since 2004-05 (10-4). It posted a 4-1 start to the season, the best over a five-game stretch for a new Frogs coach since Mike Brumbelow in 1937 (5-0).

The first season of the Johnson era was highlighted by defense, as the Frogs finished third in the Big 12 in points allowed at only 62.6 per contest. The figure marked the team's lowest since the introduction of the 3-point line in 1986-87. TCU made tremendous progress in the area over the previous season, gaining more than 200 spots in the national statistical rankings while finishing among the top-70 squads.

The signature moment of Johnson's first season on campus was also one of the biggest victories in program history, a 62-55 decision over No. 5 Kansas on Feb. 6 at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum. The contest, played in front of a DMC-record crowd of 7,412, marked the first win ever for the Frogs against a top-5 rated opponent. The squad later added another home victory on Senior Day over an NCAA Tournament-bound Oklahoma team, which also was receiving votes in the national polls.

The 2013-14 season saw TCU hit with a rash of injuries as the Horned Frogs saw several student-athletes go down with season-ending injuries. Despite playing the year with only eight scholarship players, the Frogs, who only had four players play in every game, were competitive in almost every contest, which included garnering three wins over NCAA tournament teams. Other notable victories included road wins over Washington State and at Mississippi State in the first annual Big 12/SEC Championship.

In year three of the Johnson era, TCU became a force nationally as the Frogs became one of only six teams in the entire nation to start the year 13-0 joining only Kentucky, Duke, Virginia, Villanova and Colorado State. With its 13-0 start, which was the best start in program history, Johnson's TCU squad posted the No. 9 best start in the Big 12 all-time.

The Purple and White were ranked No. 25 in the AP Top 25 prior to the start of conference play, which hadn't happened in Fort Worth since 1998-99. TCU was receiving votes in either poll, beginning in week four [Dec. 1] till week 10 (Jan. 12). As of Feb. 2, TCU was still receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches Poll, which hadn't happened that late in the season in over 10 years.

During the course of the 2014-15 campaign, the Horned Frogs defeated eventual NCAA Tournament teams, Ole Miss on the road and Oklahoma State at home. For most of the year, the Frogs did it with defense, ranking in the top-50 nationally in blocks per game, field goal percentage defense and total blocks.

Playing in the No. 1 rated conference in the entire country, TCU battled a total of 12 ranked opponents in 18 games to end the season. During that stretch, the Horned Frogs defeated No. 21 Oklahoma State, Texas Tech twice and Kansas State, while taking NCAA Tournament bound Baylor and West Virginia to overtime before eventually falling. The Frogs closed the season, picking up a win over Kansas State in the opening round of the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship before falling to then No. 9 Kansas in the quarterfinals, 64-59.

Johnson has helped TCU make headways on the recruiting forefront recording some of the top-classes in school history. In his first season in Fort Worth, Johnson landed Karviar Shepherd, the highest rated prospect to ever sign with TCU. Shepherd was ranked as high as the No. 3 rated center nationally coming out of high school. Brandon Parrish, the first player to commit to Johnson, was rated as the nation's No. 27 rated shooting guard in the country and the No. 15 overall rated prospect in the state of Texas.

The 2013-14 class was highlighted by guard Chauncey Collins and forward Kenrich Williams. Collins, The Oklahoman's Super 5 Player of the Year, became the first player in homeschool history to twice be named Homeschool National Player of the Year. Williams came to TCU from New Mexico Junior College and made an immediate impact for the Frogs as he totaled 15 double-digit outings in his first year in a Horned Frog uniform, while ranking in the top-10 in league play in rebounding overall and offensive rebounds. He was named the tournament MVP of the Corpus Christi Classic and recorded a career-high 16 rebounds in a win over Texas Tech in the last month of the regular-season.

Johnson has also had success with transfers at TCU as both Trey Zeigler and Chris Washburn had huge impacts on the program during the 2014-15 season. Zeigler scored in double-figures in 13 Big 12 games and closed the year, scoring 20 points twice against Kansas. Washburn should have a huge impact on the TCU program moving forward after ending the year scoring 16 and 10 points, respectively, against Kansas State and Kansas at the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. He finished the season ranking in the top-10 in the Big 12 steals, defensive rebounds and blocks.

AT LSU (2008-12)
Johnson arrived at TCU from LSU, where he posted a pair of winning seasons and postseason appearances in four years coaching the Tigers.

Johnson found success right away in his first year at LSU, leading the squad to a 27-8 overall record and SEC regular-season championship with a 13-3 conference mark. The 27 overall victories were the third-most in a season in program history. LSU returned to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006, advancing to the second round before falling to North Carolina. In the opening round, LSU defeated nationally ranked Butler one year prior to the Bulldogs' run of two straight trips to the NCAA Championship game.

The Tigers' outstanding first season under Johnson helped him to be named the consensus 2008-09 SEC Coach of the Year, and he was a finalist for four national coach of the year honors. He became the first LSU men's basketball coach to win a league title and take his team to postseason play in his first year at the school.

Johnson's final LSU squad posted an 18-15 overall record and an NIT first-round appearance in 2011-12. The Tigers featured a pair of All-SEC performers, including center Justin Hamilton, a second-team selection, and guard Anthony Hickey, who was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Hamilton and Hickey were among a handful of talented players that graced the LSU roster during Johnson's time in Baton Rouge. Four Tigers who played under Johnson have gone on to either making an NBA roster or being drafted into the league, including Hamilton (Philadelphia 76ers), 2009 SEC Player of the Year Marcus Thornton (Sacramento Kings), Garrett Temple (Washington Wizards) and Chris Johnson (Minnesota Timberwolves).

AT STANFORD (2004-08)
Prior to his time at LSU, Johnson served four seasons as head coach at Stanford, where he formerly worked as an assistant from 1996-99. He became the only coach in program history to guide the Cardinal to the postseason in each of his first four seasons on The Farm, advancing to the NCAAs three times and the NIT in 2006.

In Johnson's four years in Palo Alto, the Cardinal compiled an overall record of 80-47, including a 45-27 mark in conference play.

Stanford's top season of Johnson's tenure came in his last campaign in 2007-08, when he took the Cardinal to the NCAA Sweet 16 as a No. 3 seed before finishing with a 28-8 overall record. He was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading Stanford to a second-place finish in the league that year. Johnson's teams also reached NCAA Tournament play in 2005 and 2007.

Like at his other coaching stops, Johnson and his staff were able to churn out talented student-athletes year-after-year at Stanford, including future NBA standouts Brook and Robin Lopez. The Lopez twins became the first set of brothers ever selected in the opening round of the same NBA Draft when they were taken in the first 15 picks in 2008. Both big men still play in the NBA, Brook for the Brooklyn Nets and Robin for the New Orleans Hornets. Brook was named to the All-Star Team for the first time in 2013.

Landry Fields, a sophomore guard during the Cardinal's Sweet 16 run, was taken in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks and currently plays for the Toronto Raptors.

AT NEVADA (1999-2004)
Johnson earned his first head coaching opportunity at Nevada in 1999, a decision that helped to revitalize a Wolf Pack program that had struggled prior to his hiring. A five-year transformation period followed culminating in Johnson leading the squad to a school-record 25 victories and the program's first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance in 2004.

Nevada posted NCAA victories over Michigan State and Gonzaga on its run before being edged by national runner-up Georgia Tech. The team also tied for a share of the WAC regular-season crown for the first time in school history that same season before capturing the WAC Tournament Championship.

Johnson displayed his coaching and recruiting expertise as he transformed the Wolf Pack into a conference powerhouse and national contender. Prior to his arrival, the squad had made just two NCAA tournament appearances in school history and never won an NCAA tournament game. In 2003, he was named the WAC Coach of the Year when his team won 18 games, advanced to the championship of the WAC Tournament and received an NIT bid for the school's first postseason berth in six years.

Nevada's rise to prominence was aided by numerous recruiting successes, including a pair of players who reached the NBA in guard Kirk Snyder and forward Nick Fazekas. Snyder earned 2004 WAC Player of the Year honors in Johnson's final season in Reno prior to being selected in the first round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Fazekas, a freshman on Johnson's final Wolf Pack squad, was drafted in 2007 by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round.

EARLY CAREER
Prior to earning his first head coaching position, Johnson put together a long and successful career as an assistant. He emerged as a strong candidate to lead a program as a key figure on Mike Montgomery's staff at Stanford from 1996-99, when the Cardinal made an appearance in the 1998 NCAA Final Four and won the 1999 Pac-10 title.

As a Stanford assistant, Johnson contributed to the development and recruitment of some of the program's all-time greats, including future NBA players Brevin Knight, Mark Madsen, Casey Jacobsen and Jarron and Jason Collins.

Johnson joined the Stanford staff after working four years an assistant at Rice from 1993-96, helping the Owls to an NIT appearance. Among the players he tutored at Rice was current TCU assistant coach Brent Scott, who was a four-year All-Southwest Conference post player.

Other coaching stops on Johnson's resume include Washington (1989-92) and his first Division I coaching job at Utah (1986-89), where he first established his abilities as a top recruiter.

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

Johnson played college basketball at Boise State (1974-78), finishing among the program's top-10 career leaders in both scoring and rebounding. In his sophomore season (1975-76), the Broncos won the Big Sky Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. He earned All-Big Sky honors as a senior. Following his collegiate career, Johnson played professionally for the Washington Lumberjacks of the Western Basketball League. He returned to Boise State after his playing days to receive his degree in physical education in 1986.

OFF THE COURT
Johnson is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and has served on the NABC Special Committee on Recruiting and Access. He also has volunteered time to organizations such as the Boy Scouts of America, the Louisiana Health and Rehab Center, Inc., the American Diabetes Association, Samaritan's Feet, Troops First and the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research.

Johnson was born in Berkeley, Calif. He and his wife, Jackie, have two adult children: a daughter, Tinishia, and a son, Terry.

ABOUT TRENT JOHNSON

Years at TCU: 4th Season
Overall as a Head Coach: 15
Birth Date: September 12
Birthplace: Berkeley, Calif.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Franklin HS
College: Boise State ('86)
Wife: Jackie
Children: Tinishia, Terry

COLLEGE COACHING HISTORY
1986-89: Utah (Assistant Coach)
1989-92: Washington (Assistant Coach)
1992-96: Rice (Assistant Coach)
1996-99: Stanford (Assistant Coach)
1999-04: Nevada (Head Coach)
2004-08: Stanford (Head Coach)
2008-12: LSU (Head Coach)
2012-pres.: TCU (Head Coach)

TRENT JOHNSON YEAR-BY-YEAR

Year
School
Overall
Pct.
Conference
Pct.
Postseason
Notes
1999-00
Nevada
9-20
.310
6-10
.375
--
--
2000-01
Nevada
10-18
.357
3-13
.188
--
--
2001-02
Nevada
17-13
.567
9-9
.500
--
--
2002-03
Nevada
18-14
.563
11-7
.611
NIT 1st Round
--
2003-04
Nevada
25-9
.735
13-5
.722
NCAA Sweet 16
WAC Champs*^; WAC COY
Totals
Nevada
79-74
.516
42-44
.488
1 NCAA/1 NIT
2 titles/1 award

2004-05
Stanford
18-13
.581
11-7
.611
NCAA 1st Round
--
2005-06
Stanford
16-14
.533
11-7
.611
NIT 2nd Round
--
2006-07
Stanford
18-13
.581
10-8
.556
NCAA 1st Round
--
2007-08
Stanford
28-7
.800
13-5
.722
NCAA Sweet 16
Pac-10 COY
Totals
Stanford
80-47
.630
45-27
.625
3 NCAA/1 NIT
1 award

2008-09
LSU
27-8
.800
13-3
.813
NCAA 2nd Round
SEC Champs*; SEC COY
2009-10
LSU
11-20
.355
2-14
.125
--
--
2010-11
LSU
11-21
.344
3-13
.188
--
--
2011-12
LSU
18-15
.545
7-9
.438
NIT 1st Round
--
Totals
LSU
67-64
.511
25-39
.391
1 NCAA/1 NIT
1 title/1 award

2012-13
TCU
11-21
.344
2-16
.111
--
--
2013-14
TCU
9-22
.290
0-18
.000
--
--
2014-15
TCU
18-15
.545
4-14
.222
--
--
Totals
TCU
38-58
.396
6-48
.111
--
--

Career
4 Schools
264-243
.521
118-158
.428
5 NCAA/3 NIT
3 titles/3 awards

* Regular-season champion // ^ Tournament champion

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