Frank Back, Head Coach
backhf@MiamiOH.edu | 937-241-4590
Coach Back is excited to begin his tenure as head coach of the ThunderHawks. He is a graduate of Middletown High School where he was a two-time all-conference player and a member of a district championship team. Coach Back earned his bachelor's degree in Business Education at Cedarville University. At Cedarville, Back's senior class finished with the most wins in school history at that time and played on teams that still hold eight school records. Other highlights include playing in a national championship game and joining the school's 1,000 point club.
Mr. Back went on to earn a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Wright State University. He has held coaching positions at Middletown Christian, Edgewood, Miamisburg, and Lebanon High School. Coach Back has been named as District 15 Coach of the Year, Miller Publishing Coach of the Year, and received the NBA Sportsmanship Award. In recent years, Back has trained high school, college, and professional basketball players. He has worked with players in high profile programs from conferences such as the Big 10, ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10, MAC, and the Horizon League, as well as players from Division 2, 3, and NAIA schools. Coach Back has taught at Lebanon High School in the business department for the last twelve years. He is married to Christine, a Miami graduate, and resides in Bellbrook with his wife and their three children.
David Davis, Assistant Coach
davisdl2@MiamiOH.edu | 513-594-5607
Coach Davis comes to Miami University Middletown with 35 years of coaching experience in a variety of sports and at levels from junior high to college. Coach Davis is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Art Degree and a Masters Degree from Wright State University. Mr. Davis is a recent retiree having served Ohio students and families for 35 years all in the Lakota School District in West Chester, Ohio. David and his wife, Mary, a former graduate of Miami University Middletown's nursing program, live in Wayne Township. David's son, Ryan, is also a Miami graduate and is employed by Kings Toyota. His daughter, Libby, lives in Denver, Colorado and is employed as a private contractor.
Clifford Johnson, Assistant Coach
johnso20@MiamiOH.edu | 513-572-7189
Coach Johnson was born and raised in the Historic Dayton View area of Dayton, Ohio. He now resides in Middletown, Ohio with his wife Nicole, daughter Leah and son Maxmillian. An alumnus of Miami University Middletown achieving his Associate degree in the Arts, Coach Johnson was a member of the ThunderHawk's first of many State Championship teams in the new millennium (2000-2002). After two successful years as a ThunderHawk, he then moved on to play one year at Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Coach Johnson finished his schooling at Wright State University and received a BS in Managing Information Systems. He is employed as a Contract negotiator at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Coach Johnson brings much enthusiasm and high work ethic to Miami. His hope is to instill these values into the life of a ThunderHawk today as well as the life of a ThunderHawk of the future.