Written by SportsDayDFW.com
Madison names Roderick Johnson new boys basketball coach
Madison is used to winning state boys basketball titles for the Dallas Independent School District. They both hope to keep it that way in elevating Roderick Johnson as new head coach announced DISD athletic director Jeff Johnson.
"Rod has the background to know what it takes to have successful programs," Johnson said. "He's been an assistant there the last two years. He knows the players and the system. We're very glad we got the approval from the principal for him."
Johnson succeeds Damien Mobley, who led Madison to state titles in 2009 and 2013. Mobley was named SportsDay's All-Area Boys Basketball 2013 Coach of the Year. Mobley was named coach at Waxahachie in the spring. In six seasons at Madison, Mobley compiled a 151-36 record including a victory over highly rated Houston Yates, 85-72, last March in the state final.
No relation to Jeff Johnson, Roderick Johnson is the son of Dallas ISD assistant athletic director Goree Johnson, who won two state titles at Kimball (1996 and 1997.) Roderick Johnson's son played at DeSoto last season.
As as an assistant athletic director, Goree Johnson will have his second son coaching in the DISD. Royce "Snoop" Johnson led Kimball to state titles in 2011 and 2012 and was runner-up in Class 4A last season.
Finalizing Madison's position was one of the last remaining head coaching positions left in the DISD, Jeff Johnson said. Former Bryan Adams coach Derick Roberson was named a DISD athletic director Monday to open the position at the Class 4A program in East Dallas. Class 5A W.T. White hasn't named a replacement for Eric Ezar, who left last week to become athletic director at Willis.