OFFICIAL: Johnson named HC at TCU

TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte has announced the hiring of Trent Johnson as head men’s basketball coach.

Johnson becomes the 21st head coach in the history of the Horned Frog men’s basketball program.

Johnson arrives at TCU from LSU, where he served the last four seasons as head coach of the Tigers. He previously held head coaching positions at Stanford (2004-08) and Nevada (1999-2004). A veteran program builder, he has guided his teams to eight postseason appearances, including five NCAA Tournaments, in 13 seasons. Two of his squads (Nevada, 2003-04; Stanford, 2007-08) reached the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament.

A 1983 graduate of Boise State, Johnson owns a 226-185 career record with winning tenures at each of his previous three coaching stops. He has been named coach of the year in all three conferences in which he has coached: the Western Athletic Conference (2002-03), Pac-10 (2007-08) and Southeastern Conference (2008-09).

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