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Women's Head Coach

Head Coach Roderica Johnson

Roderica JohnsonWomen’s Volleyball & Basketball Coach
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(432) 264-3734

Coach Roderica Johnson enters her first season at SWCID as the Women’s Volleyball and Basketball Coach, and is working to help make both teams a success. This is Coach Johnson’s first official Coaching Job straight out of college. Coach Johnson has recently graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education with a minor in Exercise Sport Studies.

She has served as an Assistant Coach for an AAU team in Fort Worth, Texas by the name of Ruff Ryders during the summer of 2013. During her student teaching at Eastview High School in Georgetown, Texas in 2013-2014 she also helped to student coach the freshman/junior varsity volleyball girls and the freshman/junior varsity/varsity basketball girls. She also helped out with basketball camps at Southwestern University in her years of attendance.

She is a native of Fort Worth and a product of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School where she played as a forward for the basketball team under Coach Ebony Shaw and a middle blocker for the volleyball team under Coach Stephanie Smith. Coach Johnson was also a 3 year player for the Southwestern Women’s Basketball Team under Coach Kerri Brinkoeter. Her senior year she was the Student Coach for the Southwestern Pirates while also juggling student teaching and 2 jobs as proctor of the recreational facility and an Intramural Supervisor at Southwestern University.

Coach Johnson enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys traveling in her spare time, listening to music, and playing sports. She is the daughter of Roderick and Teresa Johnson and has 3 siblings.

Men's Head Coach

Head Coach Jeremy Murphy

Jeremy MurphyMen's Basketball Coach
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Head Coach Jeremy Murphy enters his first year as the Men’s Basketball Head Coach at SWCID. Coach Murphy is working to help improve player’s skill and as help with success in the future of all student –athletes. Coach Murphy landed his first official coaching job out of Gallaudet University in Washington D.C, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education and Recreation with a minor in Coaching.

Coach Murphy was an assistant coach for Gallaudet’s football program as an intern. He has two years of experience with coaching at the college level. So he has developed strategies and understanding the role of a coach as he was able to learn from his internship in order to carry over the skills that was developed to SWCID.

Jeremy Murphy is a native from Owings Mills, Maryland whom played baseball growing up in Baltimore County. Graduated from New Town High School playing four years for varsity baseball and three years of football. After finishing high school went on to play baseball for Prince George’s Community College for one year and then Gallaudet for three years. During his first year he won the Most Improved Player of the year award.

Coach Murphy enjoys driving, traveling, working out and listening to music. Also like to spend time with family and friends. Jeremy Murphy is the son of Mateldia Murphy.