Rick Johnson

Rick Johnson (born June 30, 1959)

Teams coached: Creighton Bluejays
Creighton record: 24-59 (.289)
Overall record: 24-59 (.289)

Career Accomplishments:

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

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1991-1994 Creighton
1985-1991 Creighton (asst)

Rick Johnson Facts

  • Richard Johnson
  • Born June 30, 1959
  • Alma Mater: University of Nebraska at Kearney (BA, 1981)
  • Spent six seasons as an assistant at Creighton under head coach Tony Barone, during which time the Bluejays won two Missouri Valley titles and went to the postseason three times (two NCAA and one NIT)
    • Took over for Barone in 1991, becoming the league’s youngest head coach at just 31 years old
  • Could not maintain Barone’s success, going just 24-59 over three seasons and finishing his tenure on a 30-game road losing streak
    • Despite inheriting a team that had won the MVC the previous season, Johnson went 9-19 in his first year at the helm
    • Resigned in 1994 after going 7-22 in his third season, the most losses in the school’s history

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