Kevin Johnson hired as head coach at Southern
Tulane assistant Kevin Johnson has been announced as the new head coach at Southern, the SWAC school announced on Wednesday. Johnson is a Louisiana-native and had been on Ron Hunter‘s staff for the last four years following nine seasons with Bob Marlin at Louisiana.
“I am extremely honored to be named Head Men’s Basketball Coach and excited about being a part of Southern University,” Johnson said. “The rich history, winning tradition and unbelievable support of Jaguar Nation will keep us working to restore the standard. I can’t wait to get to work with the current players, start forming relationships with the next generation of Jaguars student-athletes, and engage with our passionate alumni as well as the great people of Jaguar Nation. Go Jags!”
This is the second collegiate head coaching opportunity for Johnson, who has pretty much worked at every D-I program in the state of Louisiana. He spent eight years at Centenary, six as head coach, at a time when the program was Division I. He was also a player/coach with Oldham Celtics, a professional team in England, from 1990-92.
Southern parted ways with former head coach Sean Woods earlier this month after five seasons at the helm. The Jaguars last played in the NCAA Tournament in 2016 and their last SWAC title was in 2014.
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