Former student-athlete Ciara Johnson is in her second season as the team's video coordinator. In 2010-11, she was DePaul's director of operations after serving two season as an assistant director of basketball operations.
A former Blue Demon student-athlete from 2003-08, Johnson transitioned from a student-athlete to an administrative role in the summer of 2008 and took over as Director of Operations position in July 2010.
Johnson handles the Blue Demons video exchange and is involved in all on-campus recruiting. Johnson works closely with DePaul's coaching staff, student managers and other support staff.
Since joining the Blue Demon staff, Johnson has been with the team to four NCAA Tournaments including the Sweet 16 in 2011. DePaul has also posted four 20-win seasons including a program-best 29 victories in 2010-11.
Johnson played for Doug Bruno for four seasons from 2003-08. Johnson battled injuries throughout her career and played in 78 games. As a senior, she started six times while playing in 30 games and averaged just over 11 minutes per game.
Johnson was granted a medical hardship as a freshman in 2003-04 and also missed the entire 2006-07 with a knee injury. Johnson won the Pat Ewers Unsung Hero Award numerous times during her career. The award honors the student-athlete who leads through her enthusiasm, positive attitude and love for the game.
Whether on the floor as a player or helping on the sideline, the Blue Demons traveled to five NCAA Tournaments, including the program's only Sweet Sixteen in 2006 during Johnsons' tenure as a student-athlete.
Johnson has a Masters in Sociology with a concentration in law in society and is pursuing a second Masters, this one in Secondary Education. Johnson also has a bachelors of Science in Sociology from DePaul.