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LU announces new women’s basketball coach

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Langston, Okla._ Langston University will continue its winning tradition in women’s basketball with the hiring of David Johnson as the new head coach on Friday.

David Johnson is the new womens head coach at Langston University.

Johnson was hired after having spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach for Pepperdine University, which is located in Malibu, California. Johnson had previously served as an assistant at Pepperdine in 2004-05 before taking a head coaching position for six years at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino.

“We hired David Johnson because of his experience as an outstanding coach in women’s basketball, and for his ability to coach and motivate young people,” LU Athletic Director Mike Garrett said. “He should do a great job as the head coach and we expect to continue down a path of excellence with our tradition-rich women’s basketball program. We fully expect David Johnson to follow LU’s goals of promoting the student-athlete by winning on the court and in the classroom.”

In addition to his three years at Pepperdine and his six years at Aquinas, Johnson served as the top assistant on the Cal State San Bernardino’s women’s basketball team for three years. Johnson’s career began in 1991 as the head basketball coach at Washington High School, where he coached for seven years.

Johnson earned his degree in physical education and health science from Sonoma State University in 1989. He and his wife, Carol, have three daughters, Chauntyle, Bobbie and Detrice.


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  1. mike whitley SSU Mens BB
    August 9, 2012 at 4:16 am

    A Heartfelt Congradulation to Coach David Johnson, it is without a doubt that LU made the right choice in enlsiting and enpowering and welcoming Coach Johnson into the LU Coach brotherhood. LU you have a winner.

  2. The Walker Family
    August 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    DJ, DJ, DJ, Congradlations, I am sure that Coach Walker is smiling ear to ear in heaven. Coach always knew that you would achieve your dream and goal in becoming part of the collegiate coaching faternity. The Walker Family is very proud of you, and if God allow budweiser in heaven, I know Coach Walker is dancing and celebrating you with a tall cold one. God Bless you DJ and good luck in your coaching career and upcoming seasons. Always Remember DJ, Do what you do best, Coach, Teach, Win and Graduate Your Athletes.

    Love & Congradulations:
    The Walker Family
    SSU Mens Coach Family

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