Trevor Johnson the only choice as new Randall boys basketball coach

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Canyon ISD named Trevor Johnson as the new boys’ basketball coach on Tuesday. [Kale Steed/ Press Pass Sports]
Eight days after legendary Randall boys’ basketball coach Leslie Broadhurst announced his retirement after 36 seasons Canyon ISD has promoted longtime assistant Trevor Johnson as the predecessor to push the Raiders program forward as the new basketball coach.

Broadhurst, who is in an ongoing battle with a cancerous brain tumor, is the only basketball coach the program has had since the Randall doors opened. However, Johnson has been a right-hand man next to Broadhurst on the bench the past 10 years and is ready to carry on his mentor’s legacy.

“I’m just thrilled,” Johnson said. “I can’t thank coach Broadhurst enough. His guidance over the past 10 years has made me who I am and the coach I am today. I can’t thank him enough to give me this opportunity along with Canyon ISD. I’m extremely thankful to be the second head basketball coach in Randall program history.”

Broadhurst was in attendance during Tuesday’s press conference. Broadhurst agreed that there wasn’t a better decision than Johnson to carry on the proud tradition.

“Trevor is a one-of-a-kind guy,” Broadhurst said. “He’s the hardest worker you’ll ever be around. He’s as loyal as they come. He’s been loyal to me, to Randall High School and the program. He’s had multiple opportunities to move on and he’s stayed on the entire time. We’re the lucky ones to have a man like him. Randall basketball is in great shape.”

Trevor Johnson was part of a Randall team that went 34-4 this past season. [Roy Wheeler/ Press Pass Sports]
Johnson was thrust into the role as interim head coach in late January when Broadhurst first discovered his brain tumor. Johnson and the players came together to play for Broadhurst going 34-4 overall and 9-1 down the stretch under Johnson while reaching the UIL Class 4A state tournament for a second straight year.

“Randall is a special place,” Johnson said. “We have great players, and they are a huge reason why we were able to have such a special season. We all rallied around coach Broadhurst and their loved showed me how great this place is. There is great leadership at Randall and make coming to school fun. We don’t have a town and we wear that as a badge of honor.”

For many wondering what a Johnson team is going to look like moving into the future, don’t expect much of a change from what’s been clicking.

“We’re a players first program,” Johnson said. “That’s how it has been built so don’t expect anything different. We want guys to have fun playing basketball. We want to teach them about life and making them better young men every single day. We’re going to run and gun and shoot it as much as we can. We want to continue to play that way and push teams to play that style.”

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