Providence, R.I. - Bryson Johnson joins the Brown coaching staff as an assistant coach after two seasons as a graduate manager at George Mason University in an announcement made by Brown head basketball coach Mike Martin.
"We are really excited to be able to add Bryson to our coaching staff," said Martin. "He comes highly recommended from Dave Paulsen, a terrific coach who has recruited Bryson, coached him, and most recently had Bryson on his staff. Bryson was an all-conference player on championship teams at Bucknell and has been instrumental in helping build the program at George Mason over the past two seasons. He has all of the qualities to be an outstanding coach, and we believe our program will greatly benefit from his presence."
A 2013 graduate from Bucknell with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Johnson was a four-year letterwinner and two-year captain under the leadership of Dave Paulsen, helping lead the Bison to two NCAA Men's Basketball appearances and one NIT appearance. Johnson was a member of a Bison squad that recorded three straight Patriot League regular season championships and was the winningest class at their time of graduation, posting a 92-41 record.
The 11th leading scorer in Bucknell history, Johnson recorded 1,384 career points in his collegiate career, earning Second Team All-League recognition in addition to Patriot League All-Tournament Team and Patriot League All-Rookie Team honors. Johnson was a two-time recipient of the Malcolm E. Musser Award for Leadership and was presented with the John F. Zeller Award as a senior.
Following graduation, Johnson played professionally with the Fraport Skyliners in Germany and spent a year playing in the NBL Canadian basketball league. While with the Skyliners, Johnson helped the team reach a playoff appearance.
As an undergraduate at Bucknell, Johnson was a two-time Student Athletic Committee member and member of the Bucknell Leadership Academy. A strong student off the court, Johnson twice earned Capital One Academic All-District Team accolades in addition to being a two-time Academic All Northeast Region and three-time Academic All-League honoree. He was also a member of the Student Choices Committee and involved in numerous community service outreach opportunities.