Former Gopher Damian Johnson coaches Benilde-St. Maragaret’s to historic season

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Most might think of Benilde-St. Margaret’s as a hockey school, but their boys basketball team is making noise on the court and making a playoff run being coached by former Gophers forward Damian Johnson.

The Red Knights won 22 games during the regular season, and also won a Metro West Conference title for the first time in school history.

“The kids have really high energy right now, we are a young team so a lot of the kids feel like we aren’t exceed our expectations, but we are exceeding other people’s,” said Johnson.

Click the video box above to hear full conversation with Johnson and sophomore Jalen Wilson

Benilde-St. Margaret’s beat Hutchinson in their first playoff game, the Red Knights host Richfield on Saturday in the 6AAA semifinals at 3 p.m.