Tech Grad Named Asst. Coach


Arkansas Tech University alumnus T.J. Johnson has been named the assistant men’s basketball coach at East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi.

Johnson served as a volunteer assistant men’s basketball coach at Arkansas Tech in 2009 under Mark Downey, and he helped lead the squad to a Gulf South Conference championship en route to a 30-2 record.

Prior to joining the ECCC staff, Johnson also coached at Independence Community College, Neosho County Community College and Midland Junior College. Johnson graduated with honors from Arkansas Tech University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in professional studies with a minor in industrial and organizational psychology, and he is currently pursuing a master’s degree in college student personnel at Arkansas Tech University.