Cerro Coso CC restarting Women’s Basketball; Johnson named Head Coach

Cerro Coso Community College is gearing up for the exciting return of women’s basketball as they have introduced their newest addition to the coaching staff. Coach Keshawn Johnson, a seasoned and accomplished leader in women’s basketball, has taken the helm of the Coyotes, promising a new era of excellence and determination.

Coach Johnson brings demonstrated experience to Cerro Coso. By way of Feather River Comminuty College, Coach Johnson has lead successful collegiate women’s basketball programs, coupled with his passion for empowering student-athletes both on and off the court, caught the attention of the Cerro Coso selection committee.

“I believe that we found the right fit in Coach Keshawn Johnson to take the reigns and rebuild the women’s basketball program. We have enjoyed recent success within the men’s program, and we expect Coach Johnson to not be too far beyond in the seasons ahead,” said Athletic Director, John McHenry. “Building a program from the ground up is a challenging task, but I’m confident that Coach Johnson is capable and has the energy and vision to take this on.”

Coach Johnson was born in Sacramento, California and moved to Quincy with his grandparents in 2007 graduating from Quincy High school in 2012. During his high school career, he was a multiple sport athlete, finishing with MVP awards, all-section accomplishments, and northern section All-star game appearances for two different sports. He went on to compete for the Feather River College Men’s Basketball team. As a team captain for the Golden Eagles, Coach Johnson was praised for his defensive tenacity and leadership ability. Coach Johnson received his A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and his B.A. in English from California State University, Chico, and also holds a M.A. in Coaching and Athletic Administration through Liberty University. 

During his time in the Chico area, Coach Johnson began to work with middle school youth basketball players providing individual and group workouts. This led to him coaching at the local middle school and working for elite travel teams in the spring. Coach Johnson fell in love with the process of watching basketball players develop new skills and their excitement when they accomplished a goal. He developed a program in which he trained youth players through college-aged athletes from all over the north state and became recognized as a premier basketball trainer. Upon returning to Quincy, Coach Johnson started K2S Athletics, a platform for the Plumas County athletes to develop skills and participate in travel basketball. Coach Johnson also worked with the Quincy High School Boys Varsity basketball team. During his time with the Trojans, they dominated the Mountain Valley league and finished with an overall record of 23-5. 


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