Johnson has both played and coached in the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Sendek tabs Eric Musselman and Larry Greer as assistant coaches.
ASU men's basketball officially introduced new assistant coaches Eric Musselman and Larry Greer in a press conference Tuesday
BASKETBALL SCOOP COACHES OF THE YEAR (2008-2009)
Charlie Ernst - Associate Head Coach, University of Findlay
Chris Mack - Head Coach, Xavier University
Leon Rice - Associate Head Coach, Gonzaga
Billy Schmidt - Assistant Coach, University of Dayton
Dedrique Taylor - Associate Head Coach, Arizona State
Dedrique Taylor joined the Sun Devils in June of 2006 when Herb Sendek was hired after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant with the Western Athletic Conference champion Nevada Wolf Pack (2004-2006). He has been a key part of the building process that saw ASU go from eight wins in 2006-07 to 21 wins in 2007-08, the top improvement in the nation that year. In 2008-2009, ASU posted its most wins since 1974-75 with its 25-10 record, while in 2009-10 ASU reached 22 wins, marking the first time since 1961-63 ASU had won 20 games in three straight seasons.
"Dedrique is a coach that parents want their sons to play for and to be around because they know he's going to teach them the right way to do things," says Herb Sendek. "Dedrique really is the complete package. He recruits extremely well, he develops athletes into great players, he can breakdown an opponent better than most and his game preparation is excellent. He really can do it all."
Taylor completed his second season as a member of the Nevada coaching staff as Nevada went 27-6 and went to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year in 2005-06. He came to Nevada after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Portland State University (2002-2004).
At Nevada, he coached a pair of forwards who earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors in two-time WAC Player of the Year Nick Fazekas and second-team honoree Kevinn Pinkney. The Wolf Pack notched 57 wins in his tenure.
Prior to coaching at Portland State, Taylor served as an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount University (2001-2002). While at the Los Angeles campus, he oversaw the strength and conditioning of players, along with organizing team travel, equipment, facilities and summer camps.
He spent the 2000-2001 season as an assistant at his alma mater, UC Davis. There he assisted with talent assessment, scouting and game preparation, coordinated campus visits, worked with perimeter players and assisted in the execution of spring and summer clinics.
A native Californian, Taylor has strong ties to the area. He started his playing career at Kings River Community College (now Reedley College) where he helped lead the team to the Elite Eight and the Final Four in the California Junior College State playoffs.
He then transferred to Armstrong State in 1994-95. That team produced the most wins in school history and advanced to the NCAA II Sweet 16. Taylor then transferred to UC Davis where he played for two seasons and the team compiled a 43-16 record while twice advancing to the second round of the NCAA Regional Tournament.
Taylor played professionally overseas for two years and worked as a sports agent for the basketball division of PSI Sports Management firm.
Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Organizational Studies at UC Davis. He received his master's degree in sports administration from the United States Sports Academy in 2000.
COACH TAYLOR EDUCATION AND BACKGROUND
B.A. in sociology from UC Davis in 1997
Earned M.A. from United States Sports Academy in 2000
Graduated from Pomona High School in Pomona, Calif.
Born: May 1, 1974
COACH TAYLOR COACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Coach, Arizona State (2006-present)
Assistant Coach, Nevada Wolf Pack (2004-06)
Assistant Coach, Portland State (2002-04)
Assistant Coach, Loyola Marymount (2001-02)
Assistant Coach, UC Davis (2000-01)
COACH TAYLOR PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Kings River Community College (1993-94)
Armstrong State (1994-95)
UC Davis (1995-97)