James Johnson (basketball, born 1971)

James Johnson (born July 20, 1971) is an American college basketball coach and former head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team. He was hired in 2012 to succeed Seth Greenberg, on whose staff Johnson had worked until leaving for Clemson, only to be hired back 12 days later. Johnson was fired by Virginia Tech on March 17, 2014 after two seasons with an overall record of 22-41.[2]

James Johnson
2012 VT - ETSU - James Johnson crouching.jpg
Johnson in 2012
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamNC State
Biographical details
Born (1971-07-20) July 20, 1971 (age 49)[1]
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995–1996Longwood (assistant)
1996–1997Hargrave Mil. Acad. (assistant)
1997–2000Old Dominion (assistant)
2000–2002Elon (assistant)
2002–2003College of Charleston (assistant)
2003–2005Penn State (assistant)
2005–2007George Mason (assistant)
2007–2012Virginia Tech (assistant)
2012–2014Virginia Tech
2015–2017Miami (FL) (basketball ops)
2017–presentNC State (assistant)
Head coaching record

James Johnson joined the University of Miami basketball program as the team’s director of basketball operations in June 2015. Johnson, who was on Jim Larrañaga’s staff for two seasons at George Mason University, including the historic NCAA Final Four run in 2006, came to Miami after seven seasons on staff at fellow Atlantic Coast Conference school Virginia Tech, where he was the head coach for two seasons after five years as an assistant coach. [3]

On Monday, March 27, Kevin Keatts announced that James Johnson had been hired as an assistant coach for the NC State Wolfpack men's basketball program. Johnson and Keatts were teammates for two seasons at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., from 1991-93. Johnson comes to the Wolfpack after two years as the Director of Basketball Operations for Jim Larrañaga's program at Miami. [4]

Johnson played collegiate basketball at Ferrum College, where he was a three-year starter and is a member of the Ferrum hall of fame.

Head coaching recordEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2012–2014)
2012–13 Virginia Tech 13–19 4–14 12th
2013–14 Virginia Tech 9–22 2–16 15th
Virginia Tech: 22–41 (.349) 6–30 (.167)
Total: 22–41 (.349)


  1. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24488961/virginia-tech-fires-james-johnson-after-two-seasons
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2015-10-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "James Johnson Hired as Assistant Coach". NC State University Athletics. Retrieved 29 November 2018.

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