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Terrence Johnson named head coach at Texas State

After leading Texas State to a Sun Belt title as interim head coach, Terrence Johnson has been officially given the job moving forward. Just prior to the announcement, the Sun Belt Conference recognized Johnson as the league’s Coach of the Year.

“Not only did Coach Johnson lead our team to a winning season, he led them through the challenges of a pandemic and historic winter storm,” AD Dr. Larry Trauth said in a statement. “He has shown true dedication to his players and to the university, earning the respect of his team and the reputation as a players’ coach. We are very proud of Coach Johnson and our Bobcat men’s basketball team.”

Johnson was named interim head coach in June 2020 following the leave of absence (and later resignation) of Danny Kaspar, for whom he had served as an assistant since 2015.

“This is a special day for me and I am certainly humble appreciative of the opportunity,” Johnson said. “The credit has to go to these young men for their character and intestinal fortitude for being able to overcome so much over the course of this season. They were flexible and adaptable. I am so proud of them and their accomplishments. They do not get enough credit in what they have been able to do, while also maintaining a level of excellence in the classroom. This is a great group of young men and I would not want to be the head coach of any other team. Texas State is where I want to be and I am excited for the opportunity moving forward.”


credit to Billy Calzada/Houston Chronicle for the image