Georgetown College Womenâ€™s Basketball Coach Susan Johnson was â€śtotally honoredâ€ť this past week at being inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame â€“ yet understandably, she was â€śextremely disappointedâ€ť her 2009-10 Tigers werenâ€™t there to witness the enshrinement and compete at nationals. â€śIâ€™d much rather have been down there on the floor coaching,â€ť she said.
Even though Johnsonâ€™s team didnâ€™t make it to Jackson, TN, for the national tournament, President Bill and Jan Crouch, Dean of Students Todd Gambill, Athletics Director Eric Ward, and assistant coach Andrea McCloskey and her parents were there for her. â€śI really appreciated the Georgetown College support,â€ť Johnson said.
Her Tigers overcame some challenges and appeared on track to make it to nationals for the 8th time this decade, but a tough road loss at Rio Grande in the regular season finale short-circuited their chances. But, be assured sheâ€™s already looking forward to next year and a return to prominence with returnees Kourtney Tyra, the Mid-South Conference Freshman of the Year and a native of McKee; and MSC Honorable Mentions Mikkah Rogers, a sophomore from Corbin; and Emily Drees, a junior from Covington.
Johnson joins three former GC coaches in the NAIA Hall of Fame â€“ Menâ€™s Basketball coaches Bob Davis and the late Jim Reid; and volleyball coach Donna Hawkins.
For more, see Chris Hughesâ€™ story in the Georgetown News-Graphic.