Ex-Wolf Pack star Armon Johnson named Excel Christian's head coach

Armon Johnson
Armon Johnson is Excel Christian's new head coach. (John Byrne/Nevada athletics)

Former Nevada Wolf Pack star Armon Johnson, who played two seasons in the NBA, has been named the head coach of Excel Christian, a private school in Sparks.

Johnson was an undergraduate assistant coach at Nevada last season under Eric Musselman as he worked on completing his degree. Johnson played for Reno's Hug High School, setting the state scoring record, which has since been broken.

Johnson played for Nevada from 2007-10 before being a second-round NBA draft pick, logging 47 games for the Portland Trail Blazers and Brooklyn Nets.

Johnson replaces Bryan Fraser at Excel Christian, which plays in Class 1A, the lowest classification in Nevada. The Warriors went 2-17 overall last season and 1-9 in league play. The program has posted a winning record once in its history, going 13-12 overall and 9-7 in league play in 2014-15.

Excel Christian is a K-12 school founded in 2003.

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