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Towson coach joins IU staff


– Indiana has hired Kenny Johnson as an assistant on the men’s basketball team, coach Tom Crean announced Tuesday.

Johnson comes to IU from Towson, where he joined the staff last year after being associate head coach at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, Va., for four years.

“I am extremely proud and honored to be part of the Hoosier family,” Johnson said in a statement. “Indiana University is a place with unbelievable tradition, and I am looking forward to continuing to help young men reach their potential.”

Johnson spent six years as vice president and assistant director of basketball operations of Team Takeover and head coach of its 16-under age group. Team Takeover is the program that produced current Hoosiers Victor Oladipo and Maurice Creek.

At IU, he replaces Bennie Seltzer, who recently was named head coach at Samford University.

“We have been impressed by Kenny and have followed him for years,” Crean said in a statement. “He will bring a solid mix of personality, work ethic and toughness to our staff. I’ve always admired his ability to get the most out of the young men he has worked with.

“We are excited about his potential and look forward to him working with our entire staff.”