New Virginia Tech Athletic Director Whit Babcock made the announcement Monday.
Johnson spent two seasons as the
Babcock said a national search for a successor will begin immediately.
The change ends an unusual stretch in the Hokies' basketball history.
Johnson initially left the Hokies, where he was the associate head coach under
Duke's Parker is honored
Duke forward Jabari Parker won the Wayman Tisdale Award, presented by the U.S. Basketball Writers Assn. to the nation's top freshman.
The 6-foot-8 Parker is second in the ACC in scoring (19.3) and leads the league in rebounding (8.8). He has scored in double figures in 17 straight games and in 32 of 34 games this season, breaking the Duke freshman record held by Gene Banks and Luol Deng.
Joining Parker on the USBWA's freshman All-America team are: Joel Embiid and
Utah State player sentenced
Utah State center Jarred Shaw was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty earlier this year to possession of a controlled substance.
The Herald Journal of Logan reported that Shaw appeared in a Logan court Monday alongside assistant coach Tarvish Felton.
Shaw, who led the 18-14 Aggies in scoring and rebounding, is a senior who played his final collegiate game last week.
Shaw was temporarily suspended following a Dec. 28 arrest when police found him with more marijuana than normal for personal use. Shaw started his collegiate career at Oklahoma State before transferring to Utah State.
Albany (18-14) will play Mount St. Mary's (16-16), followed by