Tyler Johnson: From hills to Heat

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Shooting guard Tyler Johnson, a St. Francis High graduate from Mountain View, signed with the Miami Heat last week.

Signed by the Miami Heat as an undrafted free agent last week, rookie Tyler Johnson faces an uphill battle to make the NBA. Good thing the Mountain View native is somewhat of an expert when it comes to conquering hills.

As soon as Johnson returned from Fresno State – where he played basketball the past four seasons – the St. Francis High graduate began running the rugged sand hills of San Francisco as part of his summer training regimen. He took them on almost every day.


Craig returns to Foothill as hoops coach

She’s back. After a one-year absence, Jody Craig has returned as head coach of the Foothill College women’s basketball team.

Craig left Foothill a year ago due to her contentious relationship with athletic director Susan Gutkind, who also served as dean of the Kinesiology and Athletics Division.


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