Boderick Johnson Named the New Head Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
August 16, 2012
Written By: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Sailfish women’s basketball head coach Carlos Palacio has named Boderick Johnson to the position of assistant head basketball coach. Coach Johnson will assist in all aspects of the Palm Beach Atlantic women’s basketball program including recruiting, scheduling, scouting, practice sessions and player development.
The appointment of Johnson comes on the heels of Palm Beach Atlantic being awarded a Coaching Enhancement Grant of $16,000 a year for the next two years by the NCAA. Each institution receiving the grant is required to make a financial commitment toward the position for the two years of grant funding as well as three additional years thereafter.
Coach Johnson comes to PBA following an eight-year stint as an assistant high school basketball coach at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School in Gainesville, Florida.
His time spent at P.K. Yonge concluded with a state championship in 2012 while also claiming the 2010 Florida state title. The program finished as the state runner-up in 2009 while earning trips to the Final Four in 2005 as well.
Beyond his experience at the high school level, Coach Johnson has also been active in the elite travel ball circuit as a coach with the Essence program for the past seven years. It was during this time that he would help develop numerous players who would go on to play at all levels of competition. He also has coached two players who have made their way to the WNBA.
Perhaps the strongest player he has ever coached came from his own family as daughter Niya was named a McDonalds and Parade All-American and is now enrolled and competing at Baylor University, the defending NCAA Division I national champions.
A graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, Johnson is married to wife Jewell with the couple having three daughters: Jocelyn, Niya and Shayla.