Towson coach comments on Kenny Johnson to Indiana

The Hoosier Scoop: Towson’s Skerry praises IU’s hire of Johnson

Exactly what procedural matter or human relations department formality that is keeping Indiana from officially announcing its hiring of Kenny Johnson as assistant coach is uncertain, but Towson coach Pat Skerry is now publicly resigned to the idea of trying to fill Johnson’s spot.

Skerry and Johnson have only been at Towson for one season after taking over for Pat Kennedy, and it was a rough one. The Tigers finished 1-31, losing 22 straight games to start the season. Still, Skerry said he believed there was progress made in program building, and that Johnson was a big part of that.

“Kenny’s done a very good job,” Skerry said. “I’ve known Kenny for a few years, and I was ecstatic to get him on board here. He did a really good job. We had inherited a challenging but exciting task, and he really helped lay some good ground work. Guys have gotten better. He’s an incredibly bright guy. You don’t have a lot of coaches with biology degrees, which is what he has. He’s a family guy, he’s a very good person, he’s a very well connected guy in this fertile recruiting area.”

  • Nixkmeadows_09

    Why are we picking up a guy off a 1-31 team!

  • J Summers88

    For the same reason we picked up non top 100 guys like oladipo and sheehey. Crean knows talent when he sees it.

  • Benhyoung14

    We’ve got a foothold in the DC area.  That’s all I need.

  • plane1972

    Exactly! Sounds like a good pick up.

  • Mr_Howard8h

     Crean had a 28-66 record his first 3 years here.  Is that indicative of his coaching abilities?

  • Mat

    Would have like to see Calbert step in to that roll but I don’t think he wanted it because CTC pretty much said that it was his if he wanted it.  Do not know much about Johnson but if he has relationships with D.C players than i am perfectly ok with this higher.  

  • Mat

    Would have like to see Calbert step in to that roll but I don’t think he wanted it because CTC pretty much said that it was his if he wanted it.  Do not know much about Johnson but if he has relationships with D.C players than i am perfectly ok with this higher.  

  • Geoff_85

    Why are you simplifying this hire!(?) 1. He was an assistant coach. Since when can you blame an assistant coach for a team’s overall record? Especially when he was only there for one season. 2. Why can’t you trust our coach? We should be done doubting Coach Crean. He knows what he is doing and he proved that last year. I can understand people being somewhat uneasy about this hire, but there is no reason to be questioning Coach Crean. Show some support.

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