Trooper Johnson

Former Paralympic Coach, US Women's National Wheelchair Basketball Team

National Advisory Board

  • Was a member of the Golden State Road Warriors wheelchair basketball team (formerly the Golden State 76’ers) from 1989-2015.
  • Was the captain of the Road Warriors from (1992-2004)
  • Led the Road Warriors to two National Championships.
  • Was the NWBA MVP in 1997, and 2004.
  • Played in 12 NBA/NWBA All-Star Games
  • Was the MVP of the first NBA/NWBA All-Star Game in New York.
  • Was a member of the US Men’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team from 1990-2004.
  • Competed in four Paralympic Games. 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004
  • Competed in two World Championships. 1994, 1998
  • Was selected to the World Championship All-Start Team in 1998
  • The silhouette is used as the NWBA logo.
  • Currently the West Coast Conference Commissioner for the Jr. Division
  • Was the Assistant Coach for the 2013 US Men’s U23 team that would have competed in Turkey during the Jr. World Championships. (The team withdrew from competition).
  • Was the Head Coach of the 2013 Women’s U21 3-on-3 Team that won the Gold Medal during the 2013 Youth Parapan Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Assistant Coach of the 2013-2016 US Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team that qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games with a Gold Medal performance at the 2015 Parapan Am Games in Toronto.
  • Am a member of the NWBA High Performance Committee and am responsible for implementing more use of technology to enhance sport performance.
  • In 1998 I became the 2nd paraplegic to scale El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, CA. I returned in 2000 to climb again, becoming the fastest paraplegic to scale the mountain.
  • Was the Youth Sports Program Coordinator for the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) in Berkeley, Ca. I have been with the organization for 6 years and am the coach for the Varsity team within the Jr. Division, and oversee all Youth Basketball, Sled Hockey, and Jr. Adventures programs within BORP.
  • In April, 2016 I was inducted into the National Wheelchair Basketball Association’s Hall of Fame.