José Alberto Molina Negron was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Coach Molina started his career in 2006 as Coach in the AAU circuit down in the island working with boys and girls teams. From 2008 to 2011, Molina was assistant coach and interim head coach for the Morovis Montañeras, a Puerto Rico women’s professional team which participated in the Final Four in every season, achieving three BSNF Final appearances and a 2009 championship. Coach Molina’s record as interim head coach that year was 10-1, earning him the honor of being named head coach in the All-Star game. From 2011 to 2015, he was head women's basketball coach at the University of Puerto Rico (Arecibo Campus), improving the ranking of the program from 18th to 9th in the Puerto Rico College League. In August 2015, Coach Molina became the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for women's basketball at Redlands, achieving two Region II Tournament semifinals and a 40-20 record during his tenure under Head Coach Jay Niehues. In September 2017, he was named interim head coach for the men’s basketball program at Redlands. In his first season, the team finished with a 14-17 record and made it to the Region II tournament by winning a playoff game at home. During the season, two players earned Player of the Week honors, and one player was selected First Team All Region II. Coach Molina is a 2012 graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (Bayamon Campus) with a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and received a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University at Irvine, Calif. in 2014.
Cody Johnson, Men's Assistant Coach
Cody Johnson, a graduate of Mustang (Okla.) High School, worked as a student manager at Northwestern Oklahoma State from 2013-2015 under Coach Andrew Brown. In 2015, he transferred to the University of Oklahoma to work as a student manager under Coach Lon Kruger where he was a part of OU’s Final Four appearance in 2016. Coach Johnson started his career in 2017 as a coach at Casady Schools in Oklahoma City, working as the seventh-grade boys’ head coach and high school varsity assistant coach. From 2018-2019, Johnson was the high school junior varsity head coach and high school regional assistant coach at DME Sports Academy in Daytona Beach. The team went on to finish as runner up in the SIAA High School Regional Tournament. More recently, he was an assistant coach at Kilgore College in Kilgore, Texas. During his season with the Rangers, four players earned All-Region XIV selections and two players earned All-Region Academic Team honors. Coach Johnson is a 2017 graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in multidisciplinary studies.