IU Assistant Kenny Johnson Will Replace Kevin Keatts at Louisville

Photo: Indystar.com
Photo: Indystar.com

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Indiana assistant coach Kenny Johnson will be hired at Louisville to replace Kevin Keatts on Rick Pitino’s staff. Johnson is most known for his ability to recruit, and most see this as a huge hire for Pitino.

To learn more about Johnson, here is his bio from IUHoosiers.com:

• Joined head coach Tom Crean’s staff on May 1, 2012, after spending the previous season as an assistant coach at Towson University.

• A native of Oxon Hill, Md., served as associate head coach at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, Virginia for four years prior to joining the Towson staff.

• Johnson’s background also includes being named the associate head coach at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in 2002 and in 2006 he became the associate head coach at Dr. Henry Wise High School. The following year he began his coaching run at Paul VI.

• Johnson served six years as vice president/assistant director of basketball operations of TeamTakeover and head coach of its 16 and under age group.

• Since 2002 he has been an integral part of high school programs, including TeamTakeover that produced a total of 53 Division I scholarship players and a state championship (PVI – 2009).

• His travel team tournament championship ledger includes the prestigious King James Classic (2009, 2010) and the Orlando National Super Showcase (2009). TeamTakeOver is the program that produced current Hoosiers Victor Oladipo and Maurice Creek.

• He is a 1999 graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park where he was a Benjamin Banneker Scholarship recipient and earned his degree in cell, molecular biology and genetics.

• Had his playing career cut short due to an injury in his second year of varsity basketball at Oxon Hill High School.

• In addition to his many years as a camp coach at Eastern Invitational, as well as Reebok Headliner Camp, Johnson was a guest clinician at the New England Basketball Coaching Clinic at Reebok Headquarters.

• He has also served as a camp and tournament director, beginning with the first Annual National High School Hoop Festival in 2007 and the first Annual DMV Basketball Coaching Clinic in 2008.

• He and his wife, Doreen, have two sons, Amare (9) and Mekai (6).

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