LTC Grad Terry Johnson, Assstant Butler Coach
Terry Johnson, Assistant Coach for Butler Bulldogs
The name Terry Johnson draws smiles from Lincoln Trail College’s long-time employees.
Some remember him as a student and two-sport athlete, others as an assistant coach and friend, and yet others, both.
From 1992-1994, the three-sport Anderson, Ind. High School graduate played both basketball and baseball for the Statesmen. He was the first LTC athlete to be named All-Conference in two sports and he also earned honorable mention All-America recognition in basketball.
“The primary reason I chose to attend Lincoln Trail College was the fact that Lincoln Trail had everything a student needs to grow as a person on and off the playing field,” an enthusiastic Johnson said. “The small setting enabled me to receive individual attention from my professors and coaches, so that I could improve daily in the classroom, on the court and in the community.”
Johnson went on to play baseball and basketball at Lamar University in Texas, where he led the basketball team in assists and steals for two straight years, and then finally at Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne where he continued his baseball career, was named All-Conference, Team MVP and Co-Male Athlete of the Year, not to mention completing his bachelor’s degree.
Following stints playing professional ball, he parlayed his court knowledge to the coaching bench. He coached at IPFW, Indiana Tech, Lincoln Trail and Auburn before accepting a position with the Butler University basketball organization in Indianapolis. He now serves as the NCAA 2010 National Finalist’s assistant basketball coach, responsible for recruiting, individual skills instruction, on-court coaching and game preparation responsibilities.
The student is now the motivator and teacher.
“Entering my sixth season as an assistant coach for Butler University men’s basketball team, I am extremely grateful for the role Lincoln Trail played in allowing me fulfill my dreams,” he said.
“Lincoln Trail College provided me with many opportunities to grow and become a leader, which in turn helped me get to where I am today.”