Coco Johnson
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Coco Johnson

Hometown:
Benton Harbor, Mich.

High School:
Lakeshore

Last College:
Central Arizona

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 205

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


04/22/2013

Late Rally Dooms No. 8 Baseball at St. John's

Four-run eighth inning lifts host Red Storm to 6-5 series-clinching win over Cardinals

04/20/2013

Late Rally Lifts No. 8 Baseball to 7-4 Win at St. John's

Cardinals plate two runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth for the victory

04/20/2013

Miscues Cost No. 8 Baseball in Road Loss at St. John's

Cardinals fall 4-3 to even series; deciding third game Sunday at noon ET

04/17/2013

No. 8 Baseball Cruises Past No. 15 Kentucky, 12-5

Gardner goes 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as Cardinals have won three of last four with UK

04/14/2013

Kidston's Gem Paces No. 8 Baseball in 4-0 Win Over Elon

Freshman righty strikes out seven in career best eight shutout innings to move to 5-0

06/02/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL V OKLAHOMA STATE | NCAA REIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Louisville Baseball v Oklahoma State NCAA Regional Championship Game

06/01/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v MIAMI | NCAA REGIONAL

Louisville Baseball v Miami | NCAA Regional

05/31/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY | NCAA REGIONALS

Louisville Baseball v Bowling Green State University | NCAA Regionals

05/18/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v PITTSBURGH | GAME 3

Louisville v Pittsburgh | Game 3

05/17/2013

LOUISVILLE BASEBALL v PITTSBURGH | GAME 2

Louisville Baseball v Pittsburgh | Game 2

Honors:

  • 2013 Louisville Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • 2013 Louisville Regional All-Tournament Team
  • 2013 Second Team All-BIG EAST

2013: Selected in 11th Round (322nd overall) of 2013 MLB Draft by Miami Marlins. Earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors while hitting .324 with eight home runs, 50 RBI and 22 stolen bases while making 56 starts for the Cardinals. Was hit a team-high 23 times to rank seventh nationally in HBPs. Named Most Outstanding Player of Louisville Regional after hitting .455 (5-for-11) with two home runs, six RBI and a stolen base to become the first Louisville player to earn MOP honors since Justin Marks in 2009. Was 2-for-4 with three RBI in regional clincher against Oklahoma State. Went 3-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in NCAA opening win over Bowling Green. Was 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in finale of Cardinals' sweep of Pittsburgh. Went 3-for-4 with career-high two home runs and career-best five RBI in Cardinals' 6-3 win at Ohio State on May 14. Hit safely in all three games of the Cardinals' sweep at UConn. Was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base in game two of May 11 doubleheader against Huskies. Was 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in May 7 win at EKU. Finished 2-for-4 with two RBI in series-opening win at Villanova. Was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a stolen base in April 30 win over WKU. Homered in two of the Cardinals' three wins over Georgetown on April 26-28. Went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in finale with Hoyas. Homered and took the bases loaded RBI HBP to score the eventual game-winner in series-opener with GU. Was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in road win over No. 15 Kentucky on April 16. Hit safely in all three games of the sweep of Elon. Was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs in April 13 win over Phoenix. Went 3-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in series-opening win over Elon on April 12. Had key two-run double and perfect throw from left field on a 7-2 putout in Cardinals' win at Cincinnati on April 7 to clinch series sweep. Went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in April 5 win over Bearcats. Was 2-for-4 with a double against No. 6 Kentucky on April 2. Singled, walked, had three RBI and scored twice in win over No. 15 Notre Dame on March 30. Returned to starting lineup on March 29 against Irish by going 3-for-4 with a run scored. Missed nearly two weeks (from March 16 to March 28) with injury. Had career best three hits, including first triple, to go with two RBI in March 13 win over Purdue. Hit first home run as a Cardinal and finished 2-for-5 overall in Cardinals' March 10 win over Alabama to complete series sweep. Had a double and two RBI in each of the Cardinals' two wins over Kent State on March 1-2. Was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and a stolen base in Feb. 26 win over Morehead State. Had an RBI single and a stole a base in series finale against Akron on Feb. 24. Walked three times, stole a base and scored twice in Feb. 23 win over Akron. Was hit three times, doubled, had an RBI, a stolen base and scored once in series-opening win over Zips. Singled, walked, had two stolen bases and added an RBI in Cards home-opening win over EKU. Was 2-for-5 with a run scored in Cardinals' win over Purdue at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.

Before UofL: Two-year standout for Central Arizona College from 2009-11. All-Conference selection in 2011 as he led Central Arizona to a runner-up finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series. Hit .387 with five home runs, 41 RBI, 49 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in his second season at Central Arizona. Was 2-for-4 with a home run in title game loss in 2011. Hit .362 with four home runs, 26 RBI, 37 runs scored and 17 stolen bases as a freshman.

High School: Four-year letterwinner in baseball at Lakeshore High School. Two-time First Team All-State selection at Lakeshore where he played alongside current Louisville teammate Zak Wasserman. Hit .486 with four home runs as a senior for Lancers. Hit .528 with four home runs during junior season at Lakeshore. As a sophomore, hit .420 for the Lancers. Also lettered one season in football at Lakeshore where he played running back while Wasserman was the Lancers' quarterback. Averaged 10.8 yards per carry and had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Personal: Born Willie Earvin-Lee Johnson IV on May 3, 1991 in Berrien Spring, Mich. Son of Susan Morrow and Willie Johnson. Has seven brothers and sisters. Majoring in sport administration. Biggest thrill in sports was playing for the national championship in junior college. After college, he wants to play professional baseball one day own 1-2 companies. Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was his mom because she has been there since day one. Hobbies and outside interests include watching movies, playing basketball and flag football. Favorite movies include The Departed, Scarface and The Wood. Favorite TV shows are Wilfred and White Collar. Favorite athletes are LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Derek Jeter. Favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch. Favorite foods include spaghetti and homemade tacos. Favorite teams are the Philadelphia Eagles, Oklahoma City Thunder and Chicago White Sox. Favorite restaurant is Raising Cane's. Enjoys listening to rap music and R&B. Best athlete he ever faced was Bryce Harper during 2010 junior college season.

Career Stats:

Year

Avg

GP

GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

OB%

SF

SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2013

.324

57

56

204

41

66

11

2

8

50

.515

17

23

27

.426

5

1

22

32

67

5

1

.986

TOTAL

.324

57

56

204

41

66

11

2

8

50

.515

17

23

27

.426

5

1

22

32

67

5

1

.986

    American Athletic Conference NCAA University of Louisville
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