Head Coach: Ron Johnson
A native of Somerset, N.J., Ron was hired in May 2013 by The Burlington School as the Dean of Students, Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach.
Ron spent the 2012-13 school year as an Assistant Basketball Coach at Marist College in New York. Prior to Marist, he spent three years as the Head Boys Basketball Coach and Dean of Students at Davidson Day School in Davidson, NC. While at DDS, Ron compiled a record of 75-21, winning one conference title and reaching the state playoffs each year including the 2011-12 season when DDS advanced to the state title game. He was also named Lake Norman Area Coach of the Year in 2009-10 and 2011-12.
Ron spent the 2008-09 year as an Assistant Basketball Coach and Program Coordinator at the University of Georgia. Prior to Georgia, he was the Athletic Director and Head Boys Basketball Coach at Cannon School in Concord, N.C. During each of his four years as Athletic Director at Cannon (2004-08), Ron steered an athletic program that finished among the top in the state’s final Wachovia Cup (Wells Fargo) standings. In 2005-06, Cannon finished as the top 2A athletic program in the state. As the Varsity Basketball Coach, Ron led the Cougars to a record of 98-27, won three consecutive conference titles, advanced to three State Final Fours, and captured the 2006 North Carolina Independent School State title.
Ron has held the position of Head Boys Basketball Coach at two high schools in Florida: Central Catholic High School in Melbourne (1994-97) and The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach (1998-2003). While at Benjamin, he was named Palm Beach County Coach of the Year three times, and was named State of Florida Coach of the Year in 2001 when his team captured the State of Florida Class 2A State title. Overall, in fifteen years as a Head Basketball Coach, Ron compiled a record of 325-131.
Ron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management from Barry University in Miami, Fla., in 1989. While at Barry, he was a four-year starter and holds the school’s career records in scoring and steals. Barry retired his #12 jersey in 1989, and he was named to the University’s Athletic Wall of Honor in 1994.