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NCAA DIVISION 1 MENS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Nevada's head basketball coach Trent Johnson gives his bench players instructions during their game against Georgia Tech in the NCAA Regional game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on March 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Trent Johnson (born September 12, 1956 in Berkeley, California) is a men's college basketball coach. He is currently the head coach of the LSU Tigers basketball team. Johnson had previously been the head coach at Stanford University and Nevada, where he achieved some success in the 2004 NCAA tournament with star player Kirk Snyder and then-freshman Nick Fazekas. Johnson had an overall record of 79-74 (.516) in five seasons as the head coach at Nevada.

Johnson graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle in 1974 and played at Boise State from 1974–78. He received his bachelor's degree from in physical education from Boise State University in 1983.

Stanford athletic director Ted Leland had long been impressed with Johnson, a former Stanford assistant, and kept him in mind if Mike Montgomery ever decided to move on. Less than a week after Montgomery quit to coach the NBA's Golden State Warriors, Johnson was hired to lead the Cardinal.

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