Johnny Derrick begins his first season as a member of the LSU Women’s Basketball Staff, continuing his previous role at Baylor as Assistant Athletic Director for Women’s Basketball Operations. He has been a member of Coach Kim Mulkey’s staff since 2000, serving as an assistant coach for the first seven seasons. During those 21 years, he was part of a staff that won three National Championships and 23 Big 12 Championships.
Derrick, the Dubach, LA native will handle the program’s business responsibilities, including budget management, opponent scheduling and team travel. He also serves as the liaison between the women’s basketball staff and the Fast Break Club, the booster club for LSU Women’s Basketball. He has worked closely with booster clubs at the collegiate level for many years and looks forward to working with the LSU boosters and Tiger fans.
Derrick began working in collegiate athletics in 2000 when he joined Coach Mulkey’s staff at Baylor. As an assistant coach, he played a vital role in the program’s rapid rise in which the Lady Bears won a Big 12 and a NCAA Championship in 2005. Following his seven-year stint as an assistant coach, Derrick moved into a position within program operations.
Once he transitioned into his role within operations, he worked to ensure all of Baylor’s off-court responsibilities were handled which allowed for the program to run smoothly in all facets. For his final six years at Baylor, Derrick earned the title of Assistant Athletic Director. Working behind the scenes and taking care of every detail from scheduling to budget management to team travel and more, Derrick helped the Lady Bears secure two more NCAA Championships in 2012 and 2019.
During the summer of 2019, Derrick organized Baylor’s first foreign tour to Italy in which he coordinated a successful trip that featured over 60 players, coaches, administrators, managers, support staff and fans.
Since joining Coach Mulkey’s staff in 2000, Derrick has never missed a game.