Darrel Johnson

Darrel Johnson (born February 21, 1959)

Teams coached: Oklahoma Baptist Bison, Oklahoma City Stars, Baylor Bears
Oklahoma Baptist record^: 78-76 (.506)
Oklahoma City record^: 73-3 (.961)
Baylor record: 32-22 (.593)
Overall record^: 183-101 (.644)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SAC (NAIA) Regular Season Champion: (1990)
  • NAIA National Championships:  2  (1991, 1992)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1991, 1992)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1992-1994 Baylor
1990-1992 Oklahoma City
1985-1990 Oklahoma Baptist
1982-1985 Oklahoma State (asst)

Darrel Johnson Facts

  • Darrel Johnson
  • Born February 21, 1959
  • Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: Bethany Nazarene College (BA, 1977)
  • Started his coaching career with stints at Putnam City North HS (OK) and Ada HS (OK)
  • Spent three seasons as an assistant under Paul Hansen at Oklahoma State; appeared in the 1983 NCAA Tournament
  • Was the head coach at NAIA Oklahoma Baptist for five seasons
    • Improved from just 10 and 5 wins in his first two seasons to 22 and 27 in his final two
    • Led the Bison to a Sooner Conference title in 1990, his final year at the school
  • Took over at Oklahoma City in 1990, leading the Stars for two seasons
    • Was incredibly successful, going 73-3 overall and winning the NAIA national title both seasons
  • Based of that success, Johnson was hired in 1992 to be the head coach at Division I Baylor
    • Went 32-22 in two seasons with the Bears, but his tenure ended in controversy
    • Fired before the 1994-95 season amid accusations of NCAA academic violations
    • Johnson was cleared of wrongdoing by the NCAA, but accepted responsibility with the University
  • Later worked as a NBA scout, spending time with the Charlotte Bobcats, New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers
  • Spent four years as the head coach at The Woodlands Christian Academy near Houston, also serving as athletic director
    • Won state titles in 2008 and 2009, going 109-16 overall as head coach
  • Retired in 2009 and moved back to his home state of Oklahoma

Darrel Johnson Coaching Tree

  • Win Case (Ole Miss, Redlands College, Eastern Oklahoma State, Oklahoma City)
  • Harry Miller (Baylor)


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels