Coach Atom Johnston

Basketball Trainer & Coach

  • 25+ Coaching and Training experience
  • Played 4 Years of High School Basketball
  • STACK Certified Coach & Trainer

“There’s one way – the right way – the hard way…there are no shortcuts”

About Me

Atom Johnston is entering his 25th year coaching basketball at all levels with over 20 years at the high school level. During the winter season, he is currently the head girls basketball coach at Elmwood Park High School where he just completed his 4th season. At Elmwood Park, Atom turned around a program that had decades of struggle and in his four years accomplished many long-time firsts for the school which included but were not limited to: multiple winning seasons, state tournament berths, county tournament berths, and a county tournament victory (the school’s first in over 40 years). Prior to Elmwood Park, Atom was the boys varsity assistant at Westwood HS for 13 years and boys varsity assistant at Clifton HS for 5 years.

In addition to his HS coaching, he has been coaching AAU basketball and training athletes during that same time span and has an undying hunger and passion to help every player become the best player and person they could be. He is a believer in teaching players how to play the game the right way which includes strong core fundamentals and exceptional focus, effort, attitude, and toughness. Coath Atom prides himself on leading by example and giving everyone his very best and helping players reach the highest level of their basketball dreams.

Coach Atom is ecstatic to be joining the coaching and training staff at Stack and cannot wait to get on the court and start working!