Phil Johnson (born 1958)

Phil Johnson (born June 4, 1958)

Teams coached: San José SpartansUTEP Miners
San José State record: 31-83 (.272)
UTEP record: 10-15 (.400)
Overall record^: 41-98 (.295)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2018 UTEP (interim HC)
2010-2017 UTEP (asst)
2005-2010 USC (asst)
2002-2005 San José State
1999-2001 Chicago Bulls (asst)
1998-1999 San José State
1993-1998 Arizona (asst)
1991-1993 New Orleans (asst)
1990-1991 Tulsa (asst)
1987-1990 Seminole JC
1985-1987 Northern Oklahoma JC
1982-1985 East Central Oklahoma State (asst)

Phil Johnson Facts

  • Philip Lane Johnson
  • Born June 4, 1958
  • Hometown: Warr Acres, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: East Central Oklahoma State University (BA, 1981) / Henderson State University (MA, 1982)
  • Played at East Central Oklahoma from 1977-81, then became an assistant coach at the school
  • Spent five years as a junior college head coach before joining J. D. Barnett‘s staff at Tulsa in 1990
  • Worked as an assistant for two seasons at New Orleans under Tim Floyd, then five at Arizona under Lute Olson before getting the head coaching gig at San José State in 1998
  • Left SJSU after just one year to become one of Floyd‘s assistants with the Chicago Bulls
    • Stayed with the team for two years, including time under Bill Cartwright after Floyd‘s resignation
  • Returned to San José State as head coach in 2002, coaching the Spartans for 3 more seasons (4 total) and going 31-83 overall
  • Rejoined Floyd in 2005 as an assistant at USC, staying with the Trojans for five years – the final under Kevin O’Neill after Floyd resigned
  • Became an assistant at UTEP in 2010, his fourth stint working under Tim Floyd

Phil Johnson Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only

NOTE: For the coach Phil Johnson that was born in 1941, please see here.