Dutch Johnson resigns, hired as CMU assistant men's basketball coach

By: Krystle Sonmore Email
By: Krystle Sonmore Email

GRAND JUCNTION, Colo. Dutch Johnson, the former head coach of the Grand Junction boys basketball team, resigned from his position, but he's not going far. Johnson has been hired as the new assistant men's basketball coach for Division II's Colorado Mesa.

During his time with Grand Junction, he brought the Tigers through 11 extremely successful seasons finishing 165-68 overall.

The team earned 4 league championships, made the playoffs all 11 seasons, advanced to the Sweet 16 three times, and finished 21-and-3 twice.

"It's gone by quick," he said. "But [I'm] very appreciative of Grand Junction High School for the 11 years and all the kids that have played in this program and everybody that's coached and been part of this program. It's been special, tough decision to leave but good memories, and Grand Junction High School took a chance on me as a 24-year-old coach, and it's been a great 11 years."

Grand Junction has not yet announced his replacement.

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