Updated: Jun 17
Sesalie Johnson Named Legacy Girls Basketball Coach
SPRING, Texas (June 5, 2020) — Legacy the School of Sport Sciences has selected Sesalie Johnson to be the head coach of the Titans’ girls basketball team. She replaces Elizabeth Galloway-McQuitter, who retired after a long, successful coaching career at both the collegiate and high school levels.
Johnson has been a winner, not only in basketball, but also in the positive impact she has had on the children, teenagers, and young adults she has helped shape throughout her career.
The Houston native attended Westfield High School, where she helped lead the Mustangs to the Class 5A state championship in 2004. Johnson went on to earn a full scholarship at Coppin State and was a four-year letter winner for the Eagles from 2007-2010.
Johnson was a member of Coppin State’s 2007 team that won its first-round game in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, marking the Eagles’ first postseason victory in program history. In 2008, Coppin State won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship to earn an automatic berth in the NCAA championship tournament.
Since her graduation from Coppin State in 2010 with a degree in business, Johnson has actively been leading and training student-athletes in basketball. Following her graduation, she was named the girls varsity head coach at Coppin Academy, where she recruited local student-athletes in the Baltimore area, coordinated all practices, and coached the team to an above .500 winning percentage for the first time in years.
In addition, Golden Eagles standout Dejhonae Cannady surpassed the 1,000-career points milestone during Johnson’s tenure and received a full scholarship to Chesapeake College.
Upon her return to Houston, Johnson trained Christopher Hagan, who played professional basketball overseas for four years. Johnson also served as the girls varsity head coach at YES Prep Southwest during the 2013-2014 basketball season. In 2015, Johnson along with others founded Future Leaders of Basketball, a non-profit organization with a mission to maximize student-athletes’ potential on and off the court.
Johnson has an infectious passion for the game of basketball and prides herself in giving back to younger student-athletes what the game of basketball has given her. She believes the sport is a microcosm of life and is a steppingstone to becoming a future leader.
Legacy Varsity Girls Basketball will compete as a member of the Texas Christian Athletic League (TCAL) for the 2020-21 season.
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