Nebraska-Omaha assistant Johnson decides to ‘go in another direction’

Nebraska-Omaha assistant coach Steve Johnson will not be back behind the bench for the 2013-14 season.

“Steve had decided to go in another direction with his career and we wish him the best of luck,” said UNO head coach Dean Blais in a statement. “He was a valuable member of our staff and did a great job working with our players. We’ll begin looking for another high-quality coach to fill that position immediately.”

Johnson served as an assistant for the Mavericks for just last season after two years as an assistant at St. Cloud State.

“I really enjoyed working with the great group of student-athletes we had,” added Johnson. “It also was fun to work with the excellent coaching staff at UNO. I will look forward to following the team. I think they’ve got a chance to do some great things next year.”