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Ben Johnson adds Dave Thorson and Jason Kemp to staff

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 03 Women’s Michigan State at Minnesota

Ben Johnson has officially added Dave Thorson and Jason Kemp as his assistants for next season.

Thorson makes his return to the Gophers bench, having been an assistant under Clem Haskins from 1990-1994. He left to take over the DeLaSalle High School program in Minneapolis, during which his teams won nine state champions and produced a plethora of high major talent. One of those talents was Ben Johnson. More recently, Thorson has coached at Drake and Colorado State.

Jason Kemp was previously an assistant coach at William & Mary in Virginia. He has fifteen years of experience as an assistant coach and began his career at MSU-Moorhead. Kemp spent eight seasons at NDSU, and is expected to have lots of recruiting ties to the state of Minnesota.

Minnesota will add another assistant, likely in the next week.