Clemon Johnson (born September 12, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player and the former head basketball coach at Florida A&M. Johnson was a 6'10", 240 lb (110 kg) center who played 761 games for four teams during his 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association. From 1974 to 1978 he played college basketball at Florida A&M University where he earned a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in sports management.
|Born||September 12, 1956|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||Florida A&M University School|
|College||Florida A&M (1974–1978)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|1978–1979||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1991–1993||Lotus / Bialetti Montecatini|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||4,102 (5.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||3,508 (4.6 rpg)|
|Assists||744 (1.0 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Johnson was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1978 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1982–83. After his NBA playing days ended in 1988, Johnson extended his career overseas in Italy.
After his professional basketball career, Johnson became an economics teacher and high school basketball coach in Tallahassee, Florida. His son Chad played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh until 2002.
In May 2007, Clemon Johnson was named interim head coach of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks men's basketball team. He served as interim head coach in 2007–08 and was named head coach following that season. He has coached the team for four total seasons (2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10 and 2010–11). On May 6, 2011, Johnson was named head coach at his alma mater, Florida A&M. After three seasons and a 32–64 record, Johnson was fired from Florida A&M by athletic director Kellen Winslow.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Alaska Fairbanks (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) (2007–2011)|
|Florida A&M (MEAC) (2011–2014)|
|Florida A&M:||32–64 (.333)||19-29|
Postseason invitational champion
- Cook: Senior class Pitt's Johnson refuses to pout, becomes leader, post-gazette.com published February 14, 2002
- "Clemon Johnson Hired for Alaska Coaching Spot". Archived from the original on October 22, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-22.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link), release courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Media Relations. May 24, 2007
- Florida A&M hires former player as new head coach Archived May 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
- Clemon Johnson at Basketball-Reference.com