March 17, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio University volleyball head coach Deane Webb has announced the hiring of Maggie Johnson as an assistant coach for the Bobcats.
Johnson comes to Ohio from Transylvania University, where she spent the past season as an assistant coach and the director of club sports.
"Maggie is a great addition to our staff," Webb said. "I've enjoyed watching her transition in the last couple of years from a successful hard working player to a young coach that is hungry to succeed. She will work primarily with our defense and serve receive. Her experience playing for me will be invaluable in helping recruits and parents understand what we expect from players in our program and what they can expect from our coaching staff."
During her season at Transylvania, Johnson identified and recruited targeted athletes, assisted in developing whole team practice plans and served as the primary position coach for all outside attackers.
Prior to her time with the Pioneers, Johnson served as the head coach for Alliance Volleyball Club in Nashville. During that time, she also worked as a camp coach at Belmont Volleyball Camps.
Johnson played four seasons as an outside hitter under Coach Webb at Belmont (2008-11) and earned Atlantic Sun Co-Player of the Year honors as a senior. She also garnered First Team A-Sun accolades as a sophomore and senior and was named AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention in 2011. She was an A-Sun Second Team pick as a junior in 2010 and earned All-Freshman Team recognition in 2008.
A three-time Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference selection, Johnson was named the Atlantic Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2011.
"I am very excited to be joining the coaching staff at Ohio,” Johnson said. “After playing for Deane for four years I really believe in the effectiveness of his systems and coaching philosophy and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to work with him again in Athens."
Johnson graduated cum laude from Belmont in 2012 with a degree in exercise science and earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver in 2013.