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Lorman, Miss - Alcorn State Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Derek Horne has announced the selection of Brian Johnson as the new leader of the Braves' track and field program.alcn brian johnsonJohnson

"We are very excited to have Brian join our staff. He is a great recruiter and is a seasoned coach. We look forward to him coming on board and making a positive impact on our track program," said Horne.

Johnson comes to Alcorn State after spending a year on the University Georgia Bulldogs' staff as an assistant coach. Prior to his stint at Georgia, he led the track & field program at Southern University.

A native of Iowa, Louisiana, Johnson led Southern's track and field program from August 2010 to 2014, was an assistant at the school starting in 2003 and a Southern graduate. He coached both the men's and women's Jaguar teams to second-place finishes at the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. Johnson also was instrumental in the success of Devin Jenkins, who was a standout runner at Southern. Johnson helped Jenkins capture the 60-meter dash, 100-meter and 200-meter titles at the 2014 SWAC conference meet.

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