JHS alum Brodrick Johnson named director of ASU men's basketball operations

JONESBORO, Ark. (AStateRedWolves.com) – Brodrick Johnson has been elevated to Director of Basketball Operations for the Arkansas State University men's basketball program in an announcement made Tuesday by head coach John Brady.

Johnson is certainly no stranger to the Red Wolves' program,having served first as a student manager and then as a graduate assistant coach at A-State.

"I'm thrilled Brodrick will continue playing a key role for the ASU men's basketball program," said Brady. "He's an extremely high character individual, who we've treated like a full-time assistant coach due to his exempliary dedication and dependability.

"Brodrick has been extremely helpful in us building important relationships in the community and we will continue to utilize his contacts in promoting our team within those local communities," added Brady.

In his new position, Johnson will be responsible for team travel along with coordinating all of ASU's 6th Man Club and top 200 events.  He will served as the program's coordinator of volunteer opportunities while overseeing all of the team's student managers and graduate assistants.

Prior to his appointment, Johnson spent the 2011-12 season as a graduate assistant on the Red Wolves' coaching staff under Brady.  A native of Jonesboro, Ark., Johnson served four seasons (2007-11) as a student manager for A-State coaches Dickey Nutt (2007-08) and John Brady (2008-11).

"I would like to thank Coach Brady for this great opportunity," said Johnson.  "This was a dream of mine to someday work for the ASU men's basketball program in a full-time position.  I believe this is a tremendous opportunity for me here (at A-State) to become not only a better coach, but also a person."

A May 2011 ASU graduate, Johnson also earned a master's degree from Arkansas State in August 2012.

Johnson, who graduated in 2007 from Jonesboro High School, served as a manager for both of the school's basketball and football teams. He was a part of the JHS basketball team which claimed the 6A State Basketball Championship title.  In 2006, Johnson was featured on the front cover of the Jonesboro Sun for his work not only with the basketball team but with the entire JHS Athletics program.  He was also an active member in the school's choir, student council, and served on various student committees.

"I owe a lot to all of the coaches I've worked with," said Johnson.  "All of them have taught me a great deal about the game which I will use throughout my future endeavors in the world of college basketball."

Brodrick is the son of Frederick and Salenia Love of Jonesboro.