Brad Johnson will return for his second season on the bench at Seton Hill during the 2019-20 basketball season.
In his first season on the hill, the Griffins advanced to the PSAC Tournament. The team also had two All PSAC performers.
Johnson spent the past three seasons with the Frostburg State University Men’s Basketball program. In his first season at Frostburg State he served as a graduate assistant coach before being names the top assistant coach for his final two years with the program.
In ’17-18, Johnson helped the Bobcats to eleven wins (11-15). This marked the program’s best season record since the ’11-12 season. Also, it was the first time in five seasons that the Bobcats made it to the CAC tournament. Johnson would coach two CAC All-Conference players Tyler Michael (Sr.) and Edwin Cole (Jr.). In addition, sophomores Lawrence Pettis Jr. (13.0 PPG/5.3 APG) and Daniel Alexander (12.9 PPG/6.0 RPG) who were part of Johnson’s first recruiting class, made contributions to the team’s success.
In ’16-17, Johnson helped the Bobcats to seven wins (7-18), while they led the nation in blocks per game (5.8) and finished seventh nationally in total blocks (146). The Bobcats also finished 17th in Division III in field-goal percentage defense (39.8), 19th in offensive rebounds per game (14.6) and 25th in total rebounds per game (42.24). The Bobcats capped the season by upsetting No. 11 Salisbury 86-80 in overtime on senior day.
In his first season with the Bobcats he helped the team to seven wins, including five Capital Athletic Conference victories over Mary Washington, Marymount (Va.), St. Mary's (Md.) and York (Pa.). Johnson helped to Bobcats finish first in the CAC in rebounds (38.4) and blocks (5.5). FSU also finished fifth in the CAC in three-pointers (162) and fourth in steals (7.4).
Johnson, a 2015 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University with a bachelor's degree in finance and a minor in athletic coaching, went to Frostburg State University after serving as a student assistant coach at BW for four years. He was in charge of skill development and ball handling drills, as well as helping players with private, individual workouts. Johnson furthered his degree at Frostburg State University where he earned a master’s degree in business administration.
Johnson also spent six seasons as a head AAU basketball coach (2011-2016) and in 2012, founded his own AAU program – the North Coast Runnin' Rebels. As a head coach and director, he helped develop athletes in 4th through 11th grades.
Mitchell Baldwin will begin his first season on the bench with the men's basketball program during the 2019-20 season.
Baldwin is no stranger to Coach Saunders as Sauders recruited Baldwin in 2014 at the US Naval Academy.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Mitchell led his high school to the Alabama State title game as a senior in 2014.
Baldwin graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors in Marketing. He will be working on his MBA in Entrepreneurship at Seton Hill while coaching.
Mitchell loved playing the game of basketball and now continues to enjoy the energy and community atmosphere the game brings as a coach. He enjoys spending his free time with family, watching basketball, relaxing or exercising.
Coach Joyce begins his second season on the bench with the Seton Hill men's basketball program in 2019-20.
In his first season, the Griffins earned a PSAC Tournament berth and two Griffins earned All PSAC West honors.
Prior to coming to Seton Hill, Joyce was a volunteer assistant at St Mary's College of Maryland.
Joyce graduated from Hood College with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration while being a member of the Hood College basketball team. He earned his Masters of Business Administration from Hood College as well.
Josh Dinges begins his first season with the Seton Hill men's basketball program as strength and conditioning coach.
He is currently a performance specialist at Rusnock Sports Performance and Fitness.
Josh is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA.
He also worked at Indiana University of PA as a graduate assistant.