David Johnson
David  Johnson

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Sonoma State ('89)


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David Johnson, an assistant on head coach Julie Rousseau's first Pepperdine team in 2004-05, returned to Malibu in the summer of 2010 following a successful six-year reign as head coach of the Aquinas High School boys' basketball team.

In 2011-12, he is in his third season overall and his second year this time around as a Pepperdine assistant coach. The Waves have gone 30-29 overall with Johnson on staff and advanced to the 2011 postseason WNIT.

Under Johnson's direction, the Falcons won three Christian League championships (2008, 2009, 2010) following a 20-year drought. Johnson, who also taught health and physical education, was named conference coach of the year on two occasions while leading Aquinas, located in San Bernardino, Calif., to an overall record of 86-58 (.597).

Johnson's collegiate coaching roots include three seasons with the Cal State San Bernardino's women's hoops program, where he served as head coach Kevin Becker's top assistant before making his first move to Pepperdine. Prior to assisting with the Coyotes, Johnson turned around the San Bernardino Valley College basketball program and was tabbed as the college's 2000-01 Coach of the Year. While coaching SBVC, Johnson led the Wolverines to a 27-9 record and the Foothill Conference championship.

Johnson's coaching career started at Washington High School in Los Angeles in 1991. During his seven-year stint at Washington, Johnson led his teams to two league championships and two appearances in the CIF sectional finals.

Johnson earned his degree in physical education and health science from Sonoma State University in 1989. He and his wife, Carol, have three daughters, Chauntyle, Bobbie and Detrice.

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