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Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media
JSUís Johnson speaks at Koinonia Coffee House
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 05/24/2013
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JACKSON – The Jackson State University head baseball coach Omar Johnson spoke to a group of Jackson citizens (JSU alumni, local business people and other JSU supporters) this morning during Koinonia Coffee House Friday forum. The Koinonia Coffee House is located at 136 Adams St., Jackson, MS 39203.

During the forum Johnson provided the group with insight on his path to Jackson State. Johnson played his collegiate baseball at the University of North Alabama. Following his playing days, he was an assistant coach at his alma mater, before coming to JSU as an assistant coach. Johnson was named the head coach of the Tigers during the 2006-07 season. In his seven seasons at JSU, Johnson has a 237-146 overall record (which is one of the best in the country). During his tenure at JSU, the Tigers have recorded six 30-plus win seasons.

Johnson also talked about his team’s path to the 2013 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship.

“I am so proud of these guys,” Johnson said. “They have worked hard and persevered through the difficult times.”

JSU did not drop a game during the conference tournament this season. He also touched on the academic success of the baseball team as a whole, which currently sports a 2.9 team grade point average.

“Here at Jackson State academics is the first thing we talk about. The University does a good job of following the academic process of our student-athletes.”

The Koinonia Coffee House hosts the Friday Forum each week from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 10:00 a.m.

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