Coaching Staff

Xavier Johnson  |  Associate Head Coach

Xavier Johnson will begin his sixth season on the women’s basketball staff at CSU Bakersfield in the Fall of 2018.

Johnson served as assistant coach during the 2013-14 season before being promoted to associate head coach prior to the start of the 2014-15 campaign.

Johnson began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Mississippi where from 2001-03 he assisted with practice, film breakdown and exchange, and recruiting with the men’s program under current Bakersfield head coach Rod Barnes. 

Johnson continued his coaching career on the prep level in Mississippi where he was the Boys Basketball Coach at North Panola High School (2006-07) and the Girls Basketball Coach at Holly Springs High School (2010-12). He has also served as an AAU Basketball Coach in Oxford, Miss.

Johnson has also worked in the Department of Compliance (2002) and the Graduate School (2003-06) at Mississippi.

Johnson earned his undergraduate degree in sports administration from William Penn University (Iowa) where he played for two seasons (1998-00) for the Statesmen. He earned his masters in higher education and student personnel from Mississippi in 2003.

Xavier has three children, Madison, Caiden and Aria.


Zack Grasmick  |  Assistant Coach

Zack Grasmick will begin his eighth season as an assistant coach on the CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball coaching staff in the Fall of the 2018.

Grasmick moved over from the Bakersfield men’s basketball staff after beginning his coaching career in 2008 as a graduate assistant. He became the Roadrunner men’s basketball director of operations for the 2009-10 campaign before becoming an assistant coach on the men’s basketball staff for the 2010-11 campaign.

He finished a four-year career for the Roadrunners as one of the top perimeter threats in Bakersfield men’s basketball history, ranking No.3 all time in three-point field goals (160), fourth in games started (64), seventh in minutes played (2,561) and eighth in games played (104).


Ty Outland  |  Assistant Coach

Ty Outland will begin her second season as an assistant coach at CSU Bakersfield this Fall of 2018.

Outland is one of CSUB's most decorated player in women’s basketball history. She holds the CSUB records and tops the list for total points (2,078), field goals (722), free throws (528), free throws attempts (709), and games played (132). She also ranks third in steals (231) and rebounds (627) and fourth in assists (310).

During her career, Outland earned several accolades including WBCA Division I All-American Honorable Mention and First Team All-Western Athletic Conference in 2014 and 2015. She graduated from CSUB with a degree in criminal justice.

In 2015, Outland started her professional career in the summer where she participated in training camp with the Los Angeles Sparks. She was the first Roadrunner to sign a WNBA contract after agreeing to terms as an undrafted free agent. Later that summer she signed a contract with Ciudad de la Adelantados of Spain's LF-2 league where she earned Guard of the Year in her first season. The following season she rejoined Adelantados and, after returning from a torn meniscus, helped turn the season around and led the team to a first-place finish in the regular season.

Outland grew up in Compton, Calif. and went to Lynwood High School where her jersey has been retired for her accomplishments. She led the Knights to three San Gabriel Valley League Championships and was named first team all-league as well as league MVP as a senior.