Assistant basketball coach leaves TCU for “other jobs”

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    Men’s basketball assistant coach Alvin “Pooh” Williamson has left the TCU men’s basketball program to “pursue other jobs,” according to Andy Anderson, assistant media relations director. 

    His replacement has not been hired, but there are candidates “in mind,” Anderson said.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Athens Banner-Herald reported that University of Georgia assistant coach Kwanza Johnson is the leading candidate to replace Williamson. Williamson spent one year with the Frogs. SportsDayDFW reported he will be hired by Texas Tech.

    Anderson would not confirm the hiring of Johnson.

    Johnson spent the last four seasons at Georgia under head coach Mark Fox. He also worked with Fox at Nevada from 2006-2009.

    Williamson has been removed from the basketball roster on the TCU Athletics website while Johnson is still on the Bulldogs’ roster.

    TCU finished the 2012-13 season 11-21 overall and 2-16 in the Big 12, including an upset of then-No. 5 Kansas. The Frogs lost in the first round of the Big 12 tournament 70-57 to Texas. 

    Anderson said a timetable has not been set for the hiring of the new assistant.