JBU announces new volleyball coach

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Stacie Johnson, new head volleyball coach at JBU

Siloam Springs, Ark. (April 1, 2010) - John Brown University Director of Athletics Robyn Daugherty has announced that former JBU volleyball player and assistant coach Stacie Johnson will be the new volleyball coach at JBU. “Stacie is going to be a great addition to our coaching staff, and we feel she has all the skills necessary to lead the volleyball program in the future,” said Daugherty. “It’s also very exciting to have a former player/coach come back and take over the reins. So, I’m looking forward to watching the team practice and compete next fall under Coach Johnson.”

Johnson returns to the Golden Eagles program after graduating magna cum laude with a degree in accounting and a minor in journalism in 1991. As a student-athlete, she competed during the 1989-1991 seasons and returned as an assistant coach from 1993-1996.

Johnson will replace Daugherty, who resigned her position as head coach earlier in the year to focus on her role as Director of Athletics.

“I am excited and consider it a privilege to coach at John Brown University,” said Johnson. “I played for Robyn, coached with Robyn, and now will work for her to continue the legacy of the JBU volleyball program.”

Johnson has spent the past year serving as varsity and junior varsity volleyball head coach of Fred J. Page High School in Franklin, Tennessee. During the 2009 season, she led Page to a 45-9 record, which included winning the district championship, conference championship, sub-state championship, and a runner-up finish in the AA State Finals.

Johnson, who is IMPACT certified, has also spent the last two years coaching an Elite Team for the largest club in Tennessee - Alliance Volleyball Club.

Before her stint as head coach, Johnson spent those years focusing on being a mom to her two children and volunteer work.

Johnson stated that she and her husband Troy, who is also a JBU alumnus and currently the vice president of InspiredFaith.com, and children Brandon (13) and Arika (11), are looking forward to the moving to Siloam Springs and bonding with the team.

“Meeting the team was the highlight of my last campus visit, and as a student-athlete alumna of JBU, I realize how valuable being part of a team is,” said Johnson. “I believe sports provide an incredible opportunity for coaches to inspire the whole athlete. My hope is to teach these young women how to achieve successful goals by using their God-given talents to persevere both on and off the court.”

Johnson plans to travel to JBU within the next week to continue spring workouts and recruiting.

For more information on JBU volleyball contact the sports information office at shinsey@jbu.edu or phone (479) 524-7304.

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