Texas officials removed the interim tag from Rodney Terry’s name on Monday, making him the 26th head coach in Texas basketball history.
Terry signed a five-year deal to take over the Longhorns program.
Five-star signees Ron Holland and AJ Johnson are happy to see Terry get the job. Holland told the media at the McDonald’s All-American game how excited he is for Coach Terry.
“Just knowing how hard he had those guys playing and he really deserves that job. Just to see him reach that goal and for them to give him the opportunity to continue to coach that team, it’s a really good feeling for me because I get to stay committed to that team. Me and AJ Johnson, we get to go try get us a national championship next year.”
Johnson spoke with On3 Sports about his feelings on Terry earning the head coaching title.
“I feel really good about that. He’s a really good coach. I had a relationship with him before Beard. Coach Terry and I have a very good relationship. It definitely helps me a lot.”
Terry is looking to build off Texas’ great season that featured a conference tournament title and Elite Eight run. Keeping its two coveted five-star signees in the fold is a big first step for Terry and company.