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David Johnson
David Johnson

Assistant Coach

First Season

Alma Mater:
Sonoma State University '89

David Johnson joins the Pepperdine women's basketball program as an assistant coach after spending three seasons as the top sidekick to Kevin Becker at CSUSB where he compiled a 41-40 overall record (.506 winning percentage) with the Coyotes. He was hired in June of 2004 by Pepperdine first year head coach, Julie Rousseau.

"We are very excited to have David as a member of our coaching staff," said Rousseau. "He brings exceptional teaching and motivational skills to our program and is very familiar with the talent pool in the Southern California area."

Prior to his Division II stint, he was the head coach for two seasons at San Bernardino Valley College, guiding the Wolverines to a 27-9 season and the Foothill Conference championship in 2000-01. Johnson previously coached at Washington High School in Los Angeles (1991-98) and led the team to two league championships and two appearances in the CIF sectional finals.

"David has demonstrated excellence in every coaching experience. He turned around a dubious program at San Bernardino Valley College and made a strong impact as an assistant at CSUSB over the last three seasons. He is a very hard worker and our program and players will benefit from his wealth of basketball knowledge."

He is a 1989 graduate of Sonoma State University with a degree in physical education and health science.

He and his wife, Carol, have three daughters, Chauntyle, Bobbie and Detrice.

Born: September 3, 1962
Hometown: Los Angeles CA
Married: Carol
Children: 3 Daughters, Chauntyle, Bobbie and Detrice
High School: Washington Prep High School
College: University of Montana, Sonoma State University
Graduate: Sonoma State Unviersity 1987
Hired at Pepperdine: May 16,2004
Currently Resides: Rialto CA


What's your favorite thing about Pepperdine so far? Meeting the staff because everybody was so friendly and willing to help you.

Three words to describe the campus to those who have never seen it: Beautiful, Hillside, Ocean.

What is your proudest moment(s) in your life? Get hired at Pepperdine University.

Other than women's basketball, what is your favorite sport and team? Baseball -- L.A DOGERS.

In 10 years I see myself . . . Being the head coach at a major university.

Which three people have been the most influential role models in your life? My mother, high school coach, and my cousin.

What kind of legacy do you want to leave for your players as a coach? That I give 100% everyday, and care for them as people.

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