Inside Athletics

Bruce Johnson
Bruce Johnson
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 567-661-7940
Email: bruce_johnson5@owens.edu
Previous College: Cleveland State

The 2018-19 campaign will mark the first for Coach Johnson. He comes to Owens Community College after spending the previous season at NCAA Division III Oberlin College.

In his lone season with the Yeomen, he helped the team make a nine game improvement from the 2016-17 season, organized and ran prospect camps, and was promoted to Head Junior Varsity Coach after the season. Prior to that he spent three seasons (2013-16) at fellow Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) member Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio, where he served as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. During that time, the Lakers went 60-34, won a conference championship, a district championship, and finished 5th in the 2015 NJCAA National Tournament. In that same time span Coach Johnson was directly responsible for the recruitment of twelve student athletes including four starters, two all-conference selections, and one captain.

Prior to Lakeland, Coach Johnson spent two seasons at another OCCAC affiliate Lorain County Community College in Elyria Ohio as the Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The Commodores advanced to a district final, while Coach Johnson recruited 14 student athletes including five starters and two captains.

Coach Johnson spent one year as a varsity assistant at perineal high school power Cleveland Central Catholic. The Ironmen went 14-10 in his single season with the program and made it to a district final. Nine of the student athletes would go on to play at the college level. Coach Johnson has also spent four years coaching AAU basketball for Score More Athletic Club, based out of Middleburgh Heights, Ohio.

Coach Johnson, played at Lakeland Community College in 2008-09 and Lorain County Community College 2009-10. He has a Bachelors of Applied Science in Physical education from Cleveland State University and an Associate's of Applied Science from Lorain County Community College.