March 25, 2023 8:11 am

BETHANY – Brad Johnson has been named the new head men’s basketball coach at Bethany College and marks the 29th head coach in system history.

“We are excited to welcome Brad to the Bethany College household. It was vital to uncover a coach who was committed to top our men’s basketball system back to PAC accomplishment though embracing the Bethany neighborhood as a complete,” says Director of Athletics Brian Sansom. “Brad’s enthusiasm and dedication to his student-athletes had been apparent in the course of the interview method, and our system will advantage from his developmental strategy. I am confident that Brad will bring back the Bethany College men’s basketball tradition of excellence each on the court and in the classroom in the close to future.”

Johnson comes to Bethany following a two-year stint at Nebraska Wesleyan. Prior to Nebraska Wesleyan, Johnson spent 3 years at Seton Hill, an NCAA Division II member. In his 1st two seasons at SHU, the Griffins sophisticated to the PSAC Tournament as soon as. The group also had 3 All-PSAC performers.

Prior to that, Johnson spent 3 seasons with the Frostburg State University men’s basketball system. In his 1st season at Frostburg State, he served as a graduate assistant coach just before getting named the prime assistant coach for his final two years with the system.

In 2017-18, Johnson helped the Bobcats to eleven wins, the program’s very best season record considering that the 2011-12 season. Also, it was the 1st time in 5 seasons that the Bobcats produced it to the CAC tournament. Johnson coached two CAC All-Conference players and two players who had been element of Johnson’s 1st recruiting class that produced contributions to the team’s accomplishment.

In 2016-17, Johnson helped the Bobcats to lead the nation in blocks per game (five.eight) and completed seventh nationally in total blocks (146). The Bobcats also completed 17th in Division III in field-target percentage defense (39.eight), 19th in offensive rebounds per game (14.six), and 25th in total rebounds per game (42.24). The Bobcats capped the season by upsetting No. 11 Salisbury 86-80 in overtime on senior day.

In his 1st season with the Bobcats, he helped the group to seven wins, which includes 5 Capital Athletic Conference victories more than Mary Washington, Marymount (Va.), St. Mary’s (Md.), and York (Pa.). Johnson helped the Bobcats finish 1st in the CAC in rebounds (38.four) and blocks (five.five). FSU also completed fifth in the CAC in 3-pointers (162) and fourth in steals (7.four).

Johnson, a 2015 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and a minor in athletic coaching, went to Frostburg State University following serving as a student assistant coach at BW for 4 years. He oversaw ability improvement and ball handling drills, and also helped players with private, person workouts. Johnson furthered his degree at Frostburg State University, exactly where he earned a master’s degree in organization administration.

Johnson also spent six seasons as a head AAU basketball coach (2011-2016) and in 2012, he founded his personal AAU system – the North Coast Runnin’ Rebels. As a head coach and director, he helped create athletes in fourth via 11th grades.

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