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 Erik Johnson
Erik Johnson
Last College:
University of California, San Diego, '94

Position:
Head Coach

Experience:
3rd season

11/25/2014

Coach Johnson Talks About The Eagles Success

11/14/2014

Women's Basketball Fall to No. 6 Stanford, 96-63

The team will face Saint Mary's on November 16th.

10/22/2014

Women's Basketball Heads To Greensboro For Media Day

Blue Ribbon Panel picks BC to place 13th

10/09/2014

Women's Basketball to Host Fan Day

Saturday, October 25 at Power Gym

09/09/2014

ACC Releases Women's Basketball Schedule

Eagles to play 10 NCAA Tournament teams.

02/13/2014

Boston College vs. No. 2 Notre Dame

Boston College vs. No. 2 Notre Dame

02/09/2014

Boston College vs. Florida State

Boston College vs. Florida State

01/12/2014

Boston College vs. Duke

Eagles take on ranked Duke

03/08/2013

Boston College vs. No. 15 UNC

Boston College vs. North Carolina

02/21/2013

Maryland vs. Boston College

Maryland vs. Boston College

ERIK JOHNSON AS A COACH

• Enters his third season as the head coach at BC, after four seasons (2008-2012) at Denver.

• This is Johnson's second stint at BC as he was an assistant coach from 2005-08.

• Johnson's second season saw the Eagles go 12-19 overall.

• In non-conference action, BC went 9-6 with wins on the road at Hofstra, at Providence as well as home wins over FIU, Hartford and Boston University.

• The Eagles opened the ACC play with a home win over Virginia Tech and scored a big win over Miami by one point at Conte Forum. The Eagles also had a win over UVA by four points at home.

• The 2013-14 team set a new program record for most three's made in a single season as the team hit 240 long range shots while shooting 36.9 percent. The team was ranked No. 15th in the country in 3-point field goal percentage and 29th in 3-pointers per game.

• Freshman Kelly Hughes emerged in January to be the Eagles second outside threat as she ranked 17th in the country in 3-point field goal percentage and 75th in three's made per game. She broke teammate Nicole Boudreau's record of three's made by a freshman when she hit 74 three's last season. Boudreau hit 68 and was ranked 53rd in the country in 3-point field goal percentage.

• The Eagles ranked 24th in the country in free throw percentage (75.1%), while senior Katie Zenevitch shot a team-high 80% from the line.

• The team shot 42.7 percent from the floor, high enough to place 69th in the country in field goal percentage.

• Johnson inherited a team in 2012-13 which won only seven games overall, including just two ACC victories. In his first season at the Heights, Johnson help the team improve to a 12-19 overall record, including five ACC regular season victories and a first round win over Virginia in the ACC Tournament.

• In non-conference action, BC went 7-6 and had key wins over perennial power Rutgers as well as BYU.

• The team won two straight ACC road games - at Virginia Tech and at Clemson - for the first time since entering the conference.

• The team also won the final regular season ACC game vs. Georgia Tech, it was the first win over the Yellow Jackets since Jan. 17, 2010.

• BC defeated Virginia twice - once in the regular season and in the first round of the ACC Tournament. It marked the first time BC had defeated UVA in the ACC Tournament and was the Eagles first ACC Tournament win since 2010.

• The Eagles finished 33rd in the country in three-point field goal percentage and 100th in field goal percentage.

• The team led the ACC and was 44th in the country in free throw percentage.

• Under Johnson's guidance, then-freshman Nicole Boudreau was named to the All-ACC Freshman team and senior Kerri Shields shot a career-high 40.5% from the floor and 38.1% from the 3-point line. Shields' also became the all-time leader in 3-pointers made (252) and was the 22nd player in program history to score 1,000 points.

• While at Denver, Johnson compiled a 72-52 overall record and a 44-24 record in the Sun Belt Conference. The Pioneers finished second in the West Division in each of Johnson's four years.

• Coach Johnson's Denver teams posted 19 wins in his last two seasons.

• Johnson created a winning tradition, as his teams posted a 24-4 record at home in his final two seasons at Denver.

• In four years, Johnson placed five players on the Sun Belt All-Conference teams, including Freshman of the Year and two-time All-Conference player Kaetlyn Murdoch.

• The 2011-12 team went 19-12 and cracked the Top 50 in December of 2011, prior to losing a key player to injury for the remainder of the season.

• On December 2, 2011 Johnson led the Pioneers to their first victory over a ranked opponent in program history with a 77-65 win over No. 23 Vanderbilt.

• The team also picked up wins over BCS opponents Minnesota (Big Ten), Oregon (Pac 12) and in-state rival Colorado (Pac-12).

• Under Johnson's guidance, senior Kaetlyn Murdoch earned Sun Belt Conference first team honors while senior guard Emiko Smith was a second team honoree.

• Murdoch, who scored her 1,000 career point as a junior, is currently the program's third all-time scorer with 1,810 points. She is fourth on the all-time list for rebounds with 848.

• Smith broke her own single season assist record by dishing out a career-high 199 assists during her junior year, which placed her seventh in the nation. She is the program's all-time leader in assists with 533. Smith broke the assists record at Denver midway through her junior season.

• Johnson's success in recruiting has been proven as the 2012 class at Denver was ranked 16th nationally among mid-major schools by ESPN.

• In Johnson's third season at Denver, the Pioneers finished with a 19-12 record and received a WNIT invitation. Denver finished the 2010-11 season ranked No. 10 in the nation and No. 1 in the Sun Belt Conference in field-goal percentage (45.7%).

• Denver finished 25th nationally and first in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (35.8%).

• Johnson helped develop Brianna Culberson into an All-Sun Belt Conference second team honoree. She finished the season 37th in the nation in field goal percentage (52%) in 2010-11.

• Britteni Rice finished ranked second in the Sun Belt and sixth in the NCAA in three-point field goal percentage (44.9%). Rice finished her career ranked 10th all-time in career points (1,283), and earned All-SBC second team honors in 2010-11.

• In Johnson's second season the team went 18-13 with just seven players on the roster due to injuries. The Pioneers finished second in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference with a 12-6 record.

• That season, Denver finished the season ranked third in the country in field goal percentage (48.2%) and 60th in assists (14.5 apg.).

• In Johnson's inaugural season, the Pioneers went 16-15 overall record, including a 10-8 mark in the Sun Belt Conference.

• The team advanced to the semifinals of the Sun Belt Tournament with a historical win over North Texas before losing to Arkansas-Little Rock in double-overtime.

• Prior to Denver, Johnson helped the Boston College women's program reach the NCAA Sweet 16 and post a 25-10 overall record in the 2005-06 season.

• Johnson coordinated the recruitment of three key players - four-year starting guard Jaclyn Thoman, ACC Freshman of the Year Stefanie Murphy and three-time All-ACC center and current WNBA player Carolyn Swords. The class was ranked 16th by the Blue Star Report.

• In their first season, Thoman, Murphy and Swords, started for the Eagles and led the team to a 21-11 season and a berth to the WNIT.

• He orchestrated the signing of top 100 recruit Mia Nickson, who was a three-year starter at Penn State. She topped the 2008 signing class which was ranked 26th by Blue Star.

• Prior to working at BC, Johnson was the Associate Head Coach at San Diego from 2002-05. He was an assistant from 1998-2002.

• He also was an assistant coach at Rhode Island from 1995-1998.

OFF THE COURT

• Guest speaker at the 2012 NCAA Tournament Clinics

• Former WBCA Sun Belt Conference Coaches Captain from 2009-11.

EDUCATION

• Earned a degree in psychology from the University of California-San Diego in 1994.

• Earned a master's degree in Adult Education from the University of Rhode Island in 1997.

PERSONAL

• His wife, Laura, is a former volleyball player at Ohio State and was an alternate for the 2000 Olympic team.

• They have two daughters, Daly (10) and Avery (9). Their four-year old son, Davis, passed away unexpectedly on May 6, 2010.

Education
College: Univ. of California, San Diego (1994) - Bachelor's degree
University of Rhode Island (1997) - Master's degree

Johnson's Basketball File

SchoolOverallConf.Finish
2008-09Denver16-1410-8 Sun Belt (W)2nd
2009-10Denver18-1312-6 Sun Belt (W)2nd
2010-11Denver19-1211-5 Sun Belt (W)2nd (WNIT)
2011-12Denver19-1211-5 Sun Belt (W)2nd
2012-13Boston College12-195-13 ACC10th
2013-14Boston College12-193-13 ACC10th
Totals24-38 (at BC)8-26 (ACC)
Overall Totals96-9052-50

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