Meet the Women’s Basketball Coaches

Head Coach: David Johnson

Coach Johnson is entering his 24th season at Lake Land College. Under his direction, the Lady Lakers have had numerous winning seasons, top 25 rankings, and average 21 wins per season. Most recently, the Lady Lakers took home the NJCAA DII National Championship in 2021. The Lakers placed 9th in the nation in 2001 and 2012. Johnson has been named NJCAA DII Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year, CCCI Coach of the Year, IBC A and District M Coach of the Year, Region 24 Coach of the Year, and IBCA Junior College Coach of the Year.

In addition to being the women’s basketball coach, Johnson also teaches in the Social Science and Education Division at Lake Land. Prior to coming to Lake Land College, Coach Johnson taught and coached middle school and high school in District 87 located in Bloomington, Illinois, while also assistant coaching at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Johnson is a graduate of Rossville-Alvin High School, where he was a 4-sport athlete in basketball, football, baseball, and track, receiving 14 varsity letters in his four years. He is also a graduate of Danville Area Community College, Illinois State University, and Eastern Illinois University. Coach Johnson is a board member of Mattoon Hitmen Baseball.

Assistant Coach: J.R. Hodges

Coach Hodges has been with Lake Land College Women’s Basketball as an assistant for several years. He is a graduate of Scecina High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hodges graduated from Lake Land College in 2007 and is currently pursuing a degree in Sports Management at Eastern Illinois University. He is also the commissioner for Mattoon Junior Baseball and an IHSA basketball official and baseball and softball umpire.

Assistant Coach: Tom Titus

Tom Titus is also an assistant coach at Lake Land College. Tom is a graduate of Charleston High School where he lettered in cross country and track. He holds the current record for the 1600 meter run, a record that has stood for almost 37 years.

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