Trent Johnson

Trent Johnson (born September 12, 1956)

Teams coached: Nevada Wolfpack, Stanford Cardinal, LSU Tigers, TCU Horned Frogs, Cal State Northridge Matadors
Nevada record: 79-74 (.516)
Stanford record: 80-48 (.625)
LSU record: 67-64 (.511)
TCU record: 50-79 (.388)
Cal State Northridge: 14-48 (.226)
Overall record: 290-313 (.481)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Cal State Northridge
2019-2021 California (DPD)
2017-2018 Louisville (asst)
2012-2016 TCU
2008-2012 LSU
2004-2008 Stanford
1999-2004 Nevada
1996-1999 Stanford (asst)
1992-1996 Rice (asst)
1989-1992 Washington (asst)
1986-1989 Utah (asst)

Trent Johnson Facts

  • Trent Aubrey Johnson
  • Born September 2, 1956
  • Hometown: Seattle, Washington
  • Alma Mater: Boise State University (BA, 1983)
  • Played basketball at Boise State from 1974-1978 under head coach Bus Connor; was part of the Broncos’ first-ever D-I NCAA Tournament appearance in 1976
  • Started his coaching career at Boise High School (ID) as head coach from 1980-1985
  • Joined the college assistant ranks in 1986, spending three seasons at Utah under Lynn Archibald, three under Lynn Nance at Washington and four under Willis Wilson at Rice
    • Would hire Nance later in his career as one of his assistants at LSU
  • Worked for three seasons at Stanford under Mike Montgomery before getting his first head coaching position at Nevada in 1999
    • Led the Wolfpack to a 25-9 run to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 2004
  • Spent four seasons as the head coach at Stanford, going to three NCAA Tournaments and reaching the Sweet Sixteen in 2008
  • Left Stanford for the LSU job following the 2007-08 season, leading the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament in year one but only managing one NIT berth over the next three seasons
  • Most recent coaching position was a four year stint at TCU, during which the Horned Frogs did not finish higher than 9th place in the Big 12 and finished with a winning record just once
  • Was hired by Cal head coach Mark Fox in April 2019 to be deputy analyst and director of player development
  • In July 2021, Johnson was hired as the interim head coach of the Cal State Northridge Matadors in the Big West
  • Along with his wife, Jackie, has one daughter and one son

Trent Johnson Coaching Tree