JACKSON, Miss. – The Jackson State Division of Athletics introduced LaTroy Johnson as its assistant athletic director for internal operations. Johnson will oversee the athletic equipment room with additional administrative duties.
"I would like to thank Vice President and Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson and Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Dr. Derek Scott for allowing me to serve in this role," Johnson said. "I'm excited to be at Jackson State and can't wait to work with our young men and women."
"LaTroy Johnson is going to put our student-athletes first," Robinson said. "He has a strong background with over 15 years of experience in managing the equipment room. LaTroy is going to make sure our student-athletes look and feel their best when they represent Jackson State University."
Johnson comes to JSU from Mississippi Valley State and was the director of equipment operations. He managed the day-to-day operations of the equipment room, supervised student managers, developed the equipment budget and created a new helmet decal.
He also has served in positions at Tennessee State, Morgan State, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Middle Tennessee and South Carolina State, where he was director of equipment operations for two years.
He got his start in the business as a student equipment manager at Clemson University from 2000-04.
A native of Orangeburg, Johnson is the current assistant district director of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and is a part of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.
Johnson graduated from Clemson in 2004 with a bachelor of science in parks, recreation and tourism management with a concentration in sports management. He has one son, Aaron LaTroy and is married to the former Ashley Walker.
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Saturday S.C. games
In addition to the South Carolina-North Carolina and S.C. State-Wofford games, other S.C. teams open their football seasons Saturday:
- Towson at The Citadel, 3 p.m.
- Charleston Southern at Furman, 1 p.m.
- Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina, 3:30 p.m. -- AP
Furman remembers Satterfield
GREENVILLE -- Furman’s football program will remember late head coaching great Jimmy Satterfield with a special helmet decal during the 2019 season.
The decal, which bears the Furman and South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame great’s initials and includes a coaching whistle, will premier Saturday when the Paladins kick off the season at 1 p.m. at home against Charleston Southern.
PC game canceled
Presbyterian College's football game against Stetson scheduled for Saturday will not be played due to impending weather associated with Hurricane Dorian.
"Although we are disappointed not to be playing Saturday's game, we are understanding of the circumstances associated with this storm," said PC Athletic Director Rob Acunto. "We are understanding of the circumstances and will keep the Stetson University community in our thoughts and prayers as they prepare for a major weather event."
Furman to face N.C. A&T
GREENVILLE -- Furman and North Carolina A&T State have reached agreement to play a pair of football games, meeting first in 2021 and again in 2025.
The Paladins and Aggies will play in Greenville on Sept. 4, 2021, and in Greensboro, N.C., on Sept. 13, 2025.