Players, staff and supporters gathered inside the Ferrell Center Thursday night
The 2017-18 campaign marks Johnny Derrick's 18th season on the Lady Bear basketball staff. He joined the staff when current head coach Kim Mulkey took the reins of the Baylor program in 2000.
Derrick served as an assistant coach for the first seven seasons, which included both the 2005 Big 12 and NCAA championship titles. This season will be his fourth as Assistant AD for Basketball Operations.
Derrick continues to handle all of the program's business responsibilities, including budget management, opponent scheduling and team travel.
He also serves as the liaison between the Lady Bear staff and the Tip Off Club, the Lady Bear basketball support group. Derrick has worked closely with booster clubs and coaching staffs at the collegiate level for many years and has used his experience to help the Tip Off Club grow in membership and involvement to record levels.
Derrick is a native of Dubach, La.