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.