Johnson selected Plaquemine boys basketball coach

Staff report
Donald Ray Johnson was recently selected Plaquemine head basketball coach. Johnson replaces Kirby Loupe. 
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PLAQUEMINE – Plaquemine High School recently selected assistant Donald Ray Johnson as its head boys' basketball coach.

Johnson, a former Green Devils standout, replaces Kirby Loupe who was 19-11 in his only season at the helm of the program.

"He knows the kids and the system," Plaquemine athletic director Scott Allen said. "He knows the parents and played with some of them. He is very knowledgeable and a good basketball coach, too.

"It is going to be a good fit for the long run."

Johnson, 28, earned All-American honors in college at Brescia College in Kentucky. He has been an assistant at Plaquemine for the past six seasons.

It marks the third head coach in as many years for the Green Devil program. Johnson arrived as an assistant under Denny Wright, who led Plaquemine to 10 playoff appearances and three berths in the Top 28 tournament.