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Brandon Johnson
Brandon Johnson

Hometown:
Lansing, Mich

Position:
Director of Basketball Operations

Birthdate:
01/24/1966

Brandon Johnson enters his sixth season at Auburn University and his 18th in the coaching profession.

Johnson has played a vital role in the revitalization of the Auburn basketball program as the Tigers recorded their first winning season since 2003 and played for the SEC's Western Division title in the 2007 regular season finale.

After four years as an assistant coach under coach Jeff Lebo, he begins his second season as Director of Basketball Operations. Prior to coming to Auburn in April 2004, Johnson spent the two seasons prior as an assistant at the University of Texas-San Antonio, where the Roadrunners won the Southland Conference and made a NCAA Tournament appearance.

Johnson has coaching ties in both Alabama and Georgia, including a three-year stint as an assistant at Jacksonville State University from 1998-2001. Prior to going to UTSA, he was the head coach at Atlanta Technical College in 2001-02, where he was in the process of developing the new men's basketball program.

Johnson was an assistant at Clayton College & State University in Morrow, Ga., in 1997-98 and was an assistant at Atlanta Metropolitan College in 1996-97. He started his coaching career in 1992 as an assistant at Atlanta's Frederick Douglas High School for two years and then was an assistant at Benjamin Banneker High School in College Park, Ga., for two seasons from 1994-96.

He helped lead Atlanta Metropolitan to the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Championship with a 14-0 record in 1996-97. His coaching honors include being named a three-time Georgia High School Association Assistant Coach of the Year in consecutive seasons from 1993-95.

A 1997 Georgia State University graduate in Psychology, Johnson earned a Master's in General Administration from Central Michigan University in 2002. The Lansing, Mich., native has numerous camp and clinic teaching experience, including his five-year affiliation with the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in Hawaii; working with the New Zealand National Team in 2000 and Nigerian Basketball League in 2003; and working at basketball schools for Bobby Knight, Tubby Smith, Tom Izzo, Eddie Fogler, Bobby Cremins, Jud Heathcote and Randy Ayers.

Born January 24, 1966, Johnson is married to the former Toni Michele Martin of Cleveland, Ohio, on July 15, 1995.