Bill Johnson - Wheelchair Basketball
Date of Birth: Nov. 16, 1973
Birth Place: Winnipeg, MB
Residence: Winnipeg, MB
Bill Johnson became head coach of the national women's wheelchair basketball team after serving as an assistant coach with the team for three seasons. Prior to that, he was an assistant coach with the national men’s team and the national junior team in 2001.
At the domestic level Johnson has earned numerous accolades as head coach of the Manitoba men's (2001-Present) and women's teams (1997-1999) from the Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association.
Johnson was named the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Association coach of the year in 2006-2007, acknowledging his strong technical background and proven knack for planning and preparing for success.
Johnson has a Kinesiology degree from the University of Winnipeg and is a NCCP Level 3 Certified Coach in both wheelchair and stand-up basketball. His brother Joey Johnson is a star player with the men’s national team. His sister Mandy coaches wheelchair basketball in Manitoba.
Johnson combines excellent inter-personal skills with a strong technical background, making him as approachable as he is knowledgeable.