Athletic Academic Advisor


Dorianne Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge to ODU Athletics. Upon her arrival to Old Dominion University, she served as Athletic Director for Wilberforce University, where she is noted for revitalizing the athletic department brand, mission, vision, and golf programs.

Prior to her stint at Wilberforce University, Johnson served as Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator at Alcorn State University. Her responsibilities included serving at title XI and gender equity liaison, sports administrator for several sports, student athlete services as well as (SAAC) Student Athlete Advisory Committee liaison. She also assisted with reformation of several athletic programs, budgeting, event management, community service, and fundraising and sponsorships.  

In addition, Johnson brings over 14 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience where she oversaw successful academic progress rates. Her duties included spearheading game day special events and community engagement, team travel and lodging operations, student athlete development and leadership activities, summer camps, competition planning, development of the post play, scouting, offensive and defensive strategy and severed as a member of WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaching Association).   She also served as advisor for the AAMU Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  

Johnson entered the coaching profession after an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Mississippi that established her leadership qualities. She was a starter that helped her team to two Sweet 16 appearances and several top-15 rankings. Her leadership also extended to serving as team captain and on the Southeastern Conference as well as the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees.   

Johnson has also brings a wealth of  supervising and management experience obtain during her stint with  Chrysler Financial Corporation of Chicago, Illinois and as athletic director with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Johnson earned a master of science with an emphasis human development from Alabama A&M and bachelor of arts with an emphasis in journalism/public relations from the University of Mississippi.

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