Head Coach E. Bryan Johnson
Head Coach Johnson
With over ten years of softball coaching experience, Bryan Johnson will lead the Shoreline Softball program. He plans to lead the team to not only work in every game and every inning to win but become a Northern Region contender.
Previously Coach Johnson has been an assistant coach working with catchers, outfielders and pitching at Dakota Wesleyan University and Northern State University in South Dakota. At NSU Coach Johnson took over working with catchers and outfielders at a time when both groups struggled defensively. He turned both groups into solid defenders with high ratings in the Northern Sun Conference. Bryan also assisted with recruiting, establishing ties within the northwest region that brought many Washington players to NSU and Aberdeen. Coach Johnson's recruits helped the Wolves to build a very balanced and solid team.
"We didn't just recruit softball players for the sake of having them on our team. We sought out the kids who brought great academic skills to South Dakota, and also fit in within the communities of Aberdeen and NSU. Numbers are great to have, but having solid student-athletes is just as important when building a program as having great athletes who are also students."
Besides coaching and recruiting, Bryan also planned and oversaw many of the fundraising activities, often using creativity as a means of increasing support and visibility for softball. Placing a strong emphasis on academics Coach Johnson worked with many of the student-athletes academically through study tables and tutoring.
Coach Johnson is familiar with NWAACC as he previously worked with the Softball teams at Green River and South Puget Sound Community Colleges.
Coach Bryan Johnson is also an international lecturer for the United States Sports Academy. He has taught in Malaysia for the past two years as a part of the International Diploma in Physical Education and Coaching program sponsored by USSA through the Malaysian government. Coach Johnson has two Master's degrees one in sports management from USSA and one in health, physical education and coaching from Northern State University. He recieved his Bachelor's degree from Black Hills State University. Bryan was born in Alaska, where he played hockey and baseball. He has three children, Kaylee, Sierra and Joshua, and a brand new grandson, Colton Mychal.