Clemon Johnson

Clemon Johnson
No. 44, 45
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Date of birth September 12, 1956 (1956-09-12) (age 55)
Place of birth Monticello, Florida
Nationality American
High school Florida A&M University School
Tallahassee, Florida)
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College Florida A&M (1974–1978)
NBA Draft 1978 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1978–1993
Career history
As player:
1978–1979 Portland Trail Blazers
19791983 Indiana Pacers
1983–1987 Philadelphia 76ers
19861988 Seattle SuperSonics
1988–1991 Knorr Bologna (Italy)
1991–1993 Lotus / Bialetti Montecatini (Italy)
As coach:
2007–2011 University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011–present Florida A&M University
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 4,102 (5.4 ppg)
Rebounds 3,508 (4.6 rpg)
Blocks 717 (0.9 bpg)
Stats at
Stats at

Clemon Johnson (born September 12, 1956 in Monticello, Florida) is a retired American professional basketball player and the current head basketball coach at Florida A&M. Johnson was a 6'10", 240 lb (110 kg) center who played 761 games for four teams during his 10 seasons in the National Basketball Association.[1] From 1974–78 he played college basketball at Florida A&M University where he earned a Master's Degree in Sports Management.[2]

Johnson was selected with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers.[2] He won an NBA title with the Philadelphia 76ers in 1982-83.[1] After his NBA playing days ended in 1988, Johnson extended his career overseas in Italy.[2]

After his professional basketball career, Johnson became an economics teacher and high school basketball coach in Tallahassee, Florida.[1] His son Chad played college basketball at the University of Pittsburgh until 2002.[1][2]

In May 2007, Clemon Johnson was named interim head coach of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks men's basketball team.[2] He served as interim head coach in 2007-08 and was named head coach following that season. He has coached the team for four total seasons (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11). On May 6, 2011, Johnson was named head coach at his alma mater, Florida A&M.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Cook: Senior class Pitt's Johnson refuses to pout, becomes leader, published February 14, 2002
  2. ^ a b c d e Clemon Johnson Hired for Alaska Coaching Spot, release courtesy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Office of Media Relations. May 24, 2007
  3. ^ Florida A&M hires former player as new head coach

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