Acting Louisville basketball coach David Padgett has added former head coach Trent Johnson to the Cardinals coaching staff, the school announced on Wednesday.
Johnson’s long Division I coaching career includes serving as the head coach at Nevada, Stanford, LSU and TCU. He was previously an assistant at Stanford, Washington and Utah after his playing career at Boise State in the 1970s.
Trent Johnson here with David Padgett pic.twitter.com/9ZiewHsIza
— Jeff Greer (@jeffgreer_cj) October 11, 2017
Johnson, 61, was fired by TCU in March 2016 after going 50-79 in his time there, including 8-64 in Big 12 Conference play.
Johnson’s head coaching career included five NCAA tournament berths among his time at four different schools. His teams went 276-264.
Louisville interim coach David Padgett hiring former head coach Trent Johnson on his staff, source told ESPN. Very smart move by Padgett.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) October 11, 2017
David Padgett has hired former TCU coach Trent Johnson as an assistant. Padgett’s relationship with Johnson goes back to his playing days. https://t.co/tYKA0yCzDo
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) October 11, 2017
As a result of the findings of the FBI investigation into fraud and corruption in college basketball, Louisville put head coach Rick Pitino on administrative leave, as well as athletic director Tom Jurich, and then put assistants Kenny Johnson and Jordan Fair on leave.
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