Terry Johnson, who formerly held a basketball administrative post with the Bulldogs, returned to Butler as an assistant men’s basketball coach in April of 2007. In his six seasons as a full-time assistant, the Bulldogs have captured four Horizon League regular season championships, three league tournament titles and made five NCAA tournament appearances, including two trips to the National Championship game. He’s helped the Bulldogs achieve a “Top 25” national ranking in five of his six seasons, while helping the Bulldogs to three of the “Top 5” records in school history. During his tenure, Butler has had seven players earn Academic All-America recognition, and the Bulldogs have sent two players to the NBA. Overall, Butler is 166-49 in the six seasons since Johnson became an assistant coach.
Johnson spent the 2006-07 season as assistant men’s coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) under then head coach Dane Fife. From the summer of 2004 through the 2005-06 season, he was director of basketball operations at Butler. As director of basketball operations he handled administrative and operational duties for the Bulldogs, including team travel, working closely with the Blue Team, Butler men’s basketball booster organization, and duties with Butler’s summer basketball camps.
Prior to his 2004-06 position as Butler’s director of basketball operations, Johnson served an administrative position at Auburn (2003-04), and coached at Lincoln Trail Junior College (2001-03) and Indiana Tech (1999-2001). Johnson began his coaching career at IPFW (1997-1999).
A three-sport athlete at Anderson (Ind.) High School, Johnson played both basketball and baseball at Lincoln Trail in Robinson, Ill., 1992-94. He was the first Lincoln Trail athlete to be named All-Conference in two sports, and he earned honorable mention All-America recognition in basketball. He went on to play both sports at Lamar University in Texas, 1994-96, and he led the basketball team at Lamar in assists and steals for two straight years.
Johnson earned his Bachelor’s degree from IPFW in 1998. He played baseball for the Mastodons and was named All-Conference, team MVP, and Co-Male Athlete of the Year. He played professional baseball with the Tri-City Posse (Pasco, Wash.) in the Western League for two years and with the Anderson Lawmen in the Heartland League for one year. He earned a Master's degree in sports administration in August, 2011, from Western Kentucky.
Johnson and his wife, Kristen, are parents of twin boys, Jalen
and Jordan, born December 17, 2012.