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Tim Johnson leaving

Postby Hobo on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:15 am

Oh no!
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby BigJohn94 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:23 am

When you are a top quality program with top quality assistants, others will notice and come calling. Sucks to lose Tim, but I wish him well. Hard but not impossible to replace.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby Hobo on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:25 am

BigJohn94 wrote:When you are a top quality program with top quality assistants, others will notice and come calling. Sucks to lose Tim, but I wish him well. Hard but not impossible to replace.


I agree completely
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby lawdog on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:33 am

One of my favorite players and coaches who have ever represented Wofford. Classy classy guy. He will be missed ... his talent, kindness, and motivational abilities.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby Atldog7 on Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:37 am

He will be missed greatly. Had a great relationship with players and I think was a valuable recruiter as well. Wonder where he is headed...
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby walliver on Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:46 pm

Unusual that he would announce his departure before announcing his destination.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby youngterrier on Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:51 pm

any word on where he's going?
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby boulder3m on Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:59 pm

What a class guy-player, coach, person. Whatever is taking Tim from Wofford has to be a great opportunity. He deserves it.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby Hobo on Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:57 pm

James Madison it is
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby boulder3m on Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:21 pm

You gotta be proud of our guys climbing the ladder of coaching. It says so much about Wofford when others want the training given by our head coaches.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby LITTLEGIANTS on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:29 am

We have a better basketball program than JMU. Our new facilities blows theirs away. However, I'm certain we do not have their resources as to the ability to pay assistants.

We finished last year ranked 176 in the final Sagarin Ratings in a down year. JMU was 9-23 and ranked 228. In the last 10 years we have consistently had a better ranking than them. The Colonial, as a conference, is stronger (UNC-W, CofC, William and Mary) than the Southern but only marginally so.

That being said I wish Tim nothing but the best. Who knows maybe we shall see him again some day on the sidelines.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby Ruckus on Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:47 am

Me thinks this move smells of disappointment in being passed over for Associate Head Coach position when DK left for PC (same could be said for the Drew Gibson move too).
And more $$$ of course.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby dude on Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Yeah, losing assistants may reflect the success of WC's program.

Still, I think this presents a real challenge for Mike Young. To replace multiple key assistants at once could be tough. He'd built what seemed to be a strong and cohesive staff. I hope he can put together a solid group incorporating the new assistant coaches.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby lawdog on Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:30 pm

Ruckus wrote:Me thinks this move smells of disappointment in being passed over for Associate Head Coach position when DK left for PC (same could be said for the Drew Gibson move too).
And more $$$ of course.


I am thinking significantly more money was the biggest reason. James Madison is a state school more than ten times as large as Wofford, with over 21,000 students. They simply can pay more. Also, of course, career-wise every assistant we have had has naturally wanted to broaden and deepen his experience and contacts, and maybe be a head coach one day ... it is the nature of the business. There is another bright young coaching talent out there with a similar skill set; our job now is to meet the challenge and find him ASAP.
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Re: Tim Johnson leaving

Postby WTFan on Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:46 am

Regardless of why he left, I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for Tim Johnson. From his playing days to his coaching years he's been a wonderful asset to the basketball program and the college. He will be missed but more importantly he will be remembered with high regard and gratitude. I wish him all the success in the world at JMU and beyond.
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