Stan Johnson, a successful assistant basketball coach at Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, Missouri) for three seasons (2004-07), was named to a similar post at Cal State Northridge on May 18, 2007.
While at Southwest Baptist, Johnson helped coach the Bearcats to a 50-30 overall record, three straight winning seasons (a first in school history), a league championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament (2005-06 season).
In 2005-06, Southwest Baptist enjoyed a tremendous season with a 27-5 record (14-0 - best start in school history), a league title, a #1 seed in the South Central Region of the NCAA Tournament and a final national ranking of sixth.
Johnson began his coachiing career at Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minnesota. In his only season there before moving on to Southwest Baptist, the Beavers chalked up a 20-10 record (first 20-win season in school history), a 14-2 conference winning record, and earned an at-large berth in the NCAA Tournament. The team also led the nation in three-pointers per game at 11.7.
In four years of coaching, Johnson coached three All-Americans and six all-conference players.
Johnson was a standout basketball player at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. From 1998-02, Johnson served as a lettermen for three years, and a team captain and starter for one year. During the 2000-01, Johnson helped the Thunderbirds to the Mid-Continent championship, and a trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament where they lost a close 68-65 decision to third-seeded Boston College. Johnson was outstanding in the classroom where he was an honor student for three years, and was named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic team.
Johnson played his senior season at Bemidji State where he served as team captain. Johnson averaged 13.5 points and dished out a team-leading 114 assists. For his efforts, Johnson was named all-conference honorable mention.
Johnson obtained his BS degree in Communications in 2003 from Southern Utah.
Johnsont attended Taylorsville High School in Salt lake City, Utah where he gained numerous athletic and academic honors including All-State, All-Region, team captain, basketball letterman, and Who's Who Among American High School Students, and Who's Who Among American High School Athletes.
Johnson, 27, is married (Brittany).