Johnson to Lead PSU Shenango Men’s Basketball Program

SHARON, Pa. – Bruce Johnson has been selected to lead the new era of the Penn State Shenango men’s basketball program.

Johnson arrives in Sharon after spending the last two seasons at NCAA Division II Notre Dame College in South Euclid, where he served as an assistant men’s basketball coach as well as the director of recruiting. 

“I’m very happy to welcome Bruce to our program as the first new hire of my staff,” says Amanda Howett, director of athletics. “He brings a plethora of strong experiences at many divisional levels that I believe fit our vision for the future of Shenango men’s basketball. I’m excited to see what we bring to the court this year with Bruce leading the team.”

Johnson also was the head men’s basketball coach at Owens Community College in Perrysburg for two seasons. There, he initiated a department-wide academic retention program that included weekly study tables and grade sheets.

Before becoming a head coach for the first time, Johnson spent one season at NCAA Division III Oberlin College in Oberlin. In his lone season with the Yeomen, he helped the team make a nine-game improvement from the previous season, organized and ran a prospect camp, and was promoted to head junior varsity coach after the season.

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