TCU hires former LSU coach Johnson

2:47 PM, Apr 9, 2012   |    comments
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Fort Worth, TX (Sports Network) - Trent Johnson was named Monday as head men's basketball coach at TCU, one day after LSU announced he had resigned to take another position.

Johnson went 67-64 in four years as head coach at LSU, where he arrived after a four-year stint at Stanford. He has a 226-185 career record that includes a prior stint coaching at Nevada.

"With our move to the Big 12, he is a perfect fit to lead us into a new era of Horned Frog basketball," said TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte.

Johnson, who played college basketball at Boise State from 1974-78, led LSU to an SEC title in 2008-09. The Tigers went 18-15 this past season and lost in the first round of the NIT.

He said he has "always had an appreciation for TCU and its potential."

Johnson replaced Jim Christian, who was hired as coach at Ohio University last week after four seasons at TCU.

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