At the press conference yesterday announcing the hiring of new basketball head coach Mark Fox, Fox stated that assistant coach Kwanza Johnson would be following him to Georgia. Like Mark Fox, Kwanza Johnson also has an impressive resume.
Kwanza Johnson graduated from Tulsa in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics. In 1999, he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree from the Tulsa College of Law. While at Tulsa, Johnson played basketball for Tubby Smith and advanced to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen in 1994 and 1995.
Johnson began his coaching career at Tulsa in 1997 as an Administrative Assistant. He then went on to become an Assistant Coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (1999-00), Arkansas Little-Rock (2000-01), Tulsa (2001-05), Eastern Illinois (2005-06) and then Nevada (2006-09).
While at Nevada, Johnson helped lead the team to WAC Championships in 2007 and 2008. He also worked with future NBA Draft picks Nick Fazekas and JaVale McGee.
- Kwanza Johnson Bio – NevadaWolfPack.com