Brian Johnson was named the eighth head men's basketball coach for Southern Vermont in June 2018.
Johnson brought a great deal of coaching experience to SVC which included his most recent stint: being the head coach of Prince George’s Community College in Largo, Md. since July 2016. He also served as the supervisor of athletic operations at Prince George’s since November ’16.
While at PGCC, Johnson led the Owls in winning the 2017 Maryland Junior Conference Tournament Championship before being the Regional XX Championship runner-up in both ’17 and 2018. He was named the Finestmag.com Maryland Junior College Coach of the Year for the 2016-17 campaign.
Prior to Prince George’s, Johnson was an assistant at Division I’s University of Maryland, Baltimore County for three seasons. While there, he was part of a staff that recruited Jairus Lyles—a player who propelled the Retrievers in making history in March '18 as he scored 28 points to help UMBC become the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA DI men’s national tournament.
Johnson also served as the academic liaison to the academic support staff at Baltimore County—monitoring student-athlete progress toward graduation; in 2015-16, the Retrievers posted the highest team GPA among the America East Conference’s men’s basketball teams.
The Mountaineers’ leader started his coaching career as an assistant at Goldey-Beacom College for the 2011-12 season. Johnson helped the DII Lightning squad make it to the Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Championship that year and undertook the duty of being the team’s academic liaison at that institution as well.
Johnson was a four-year player at the University of Delaware before graduating in 2010 with his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. While a Blue Hen, he recorded the second-most minutes played in team history (3,978), the third-most assists (510), the eighth-most made three-pointers (135), and the 26th-most career points (1,017). Johnson was selected to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie Team in 2007.
In 2017, Mount Saint Joseph High School inducted the Baltimore native to its Athletic Hall of Fame. Johnson is currently pursuing his master’s degree in business & management with a focus in marketing from the University of Maryland University College; he anticipates to graduate in May 2019.