Johnson named DBO at MTSU

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Middle Tennessee Men’s Basketball’s has added a new face to its coaching staff as Head Coach Nick McDevitt announced Wednesday the hiring of Logan Johnson to fill the Director of Operations role.

Johnson spent the 2018-19 season as the Director of Player Development at Campbell University, helping the Camels to a share of the Big South regular season championship and an appearance in the Big South Tournament championship game.

“I’m excited to be joining the Middle Tennessee Basketball program and grateful for the opportunity that Coach Nick McDevitt and Athletic Director Chris Massaro are giving me,” Johnson stated. “I’m also thankful to Kevin McGeehan for allowing me to work for him at Campbell this past season. I can’t wait to return to my home state and work for a program that has experienced such great success.”

While he will be a new face in Murfreesboro he is a familiar one for McDevitt, having spent the four seasons prior to his lone season at Campbell as an assistant coach for the Blue Raiders’ head man at UNC Asheville.

“I’ve known Logan for 15 years and am very excited to be adding him to our coaching staff here at Middle Tennessee,” McDevitt said. “He is a high character man that brings a wealth of knowledge in many different areas within a college basketball program.”

His four years under McDevitt in Asheville saw the Bulldogs win 81 games and three conference championships with three consecutive 20-win seasons in his final three years.

McDevitt first hired Johnson following a three-year stint at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas, where he served as the top assistant and recruiting coordinator. Ouachita won the 2013 Great American Conference Tournament in his second season on staff.

Johnson spent the 2010-11 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee and was involved with many aspects of the program including skill development, scouting, and film breakdown.

Prior to his coaching career, Johnson was a four-year starter for at Coastal Carolina and helped the Chanticleers to the 2010 Big South Championship. He was Big South All-Tournament Team selection in 2010 and was twice named to the Big South Academic All-Conference Team.

Johnson was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court in 2010 and named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team in 2010.

A Knoxville, Tenn., native, Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Coastal Carolina in 2010 and completed his master’s degree in sport management from Old Dominion in 2015.

Johnson’s brother, Blake, is a fellow member of the college athletics world who currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Development at the University of Tennessee.

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