Update: RCC’s Derrick Johnson named Elizabeth City State University’s Director of Athletics

Posted: April 12, 2015 | Updated: April 13, 2015 | Written by James H. Williams

Riverside City College Athletic Director Derrick Johnson has been named the new Director of Athletics at Elizabeth City State University.

Riverside City College Athletic Director Derrick Johnson speaking at the 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony on Oct. 16. (Michael Walter | Asst. Photo Editor)

Riverside City College Athletic Director Derrick Johnson speaking at the 2014 Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony on Oct. 16. (File Photo)

The announcement by ECSU, comes over a month removed from the Riverside Community College District’s decision to not renew the contract of Johnson, which expires June 30, 2015. He started at RCC in 2012.

Johnson will begin his duties on May 18, 2015, according to the CIAA.

He will replace J. Lin Dawson, who is Interim Athletic Director at ECSU.

During Johnson’s tenure at RCC, the athletic programs has won conference titles and/or reached state championship games in sports such as track & field, football, softball, water polo and golf.

The renovation of the Wheelock Gym was also taking place during the tenure of Johnson.