David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)


In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Louisville men’s head basketball coach, David Padgett introduced new assistant coach Trent Johnson.

Johnson played at Boise State University from 1974 to 1978. He has 36 years of coaching experience as he was formally a head coach at Nevada (1999 – 2004), Stanford (2004 – 2008), LSU (2008 –  2012) and TCU (2012 – 2016) after being an assistant 4 different schools from 1986 – 1999. 

Coach Padgett said, ” I’ve personally known him for a long time. He was the head coach at Nevada when his son and I played in high school together. He is going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our program. He’s someone that I will be able to lean on and our players will be able to relate well to him. I think under the circumstances, I don’t think we could find a better hire.”

Kenny Klein announced prior to the press conference the Trent Johnson will be filling the role that Padgett departed to become acting head coach and there are no changes with any other coaches currently on staff. Johnson signed a 9 month contract.

** Watch Trent Johnson’s first message to Card fans in the Courier-Journal Tweet below.       (video)

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