Glenbrook Softball Coach Joins LA Tech Coaching Staff
Written by Mark Chreene on January 15, 2021
RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech interim head coach Bianca Duran announced Thursday the addition of Megan “Roo” Johnson to the Lady Techsters softball coaching staff.
Johnson, a two-time All-American during her playing days at Otero Junior College and UT-Tyler, comes to Tech following a decade-long stint as a coach on the college, high school and travel ball levels.
“I’m excited for the addition of Roo to the staff,” said Duran. “She’s going to bring a lot of passion and energy in all she does. She brings experience on all levels of the game having finished a decorated career at UT-Tyler as a player. I’m looking forward to her having an immediate impact on the program on and off the field. She will be taking over the outfield and assisting with hitters.”
After a couple of yearlong stints as an assistant coach at UT-Tyler (2009-10) and Otero Junior College (2010-11), Johnson spent time at Cushing High School (2012-14), Arline High School (2014-2015), Evangel Christian Academy (2017-2018) and Glenbrook High School (2018-20).
Johnson has served as the head coach and assistant coach at numerous stops along the way in softball, volleyball, track and field, swimming and basketball. On the softball field, she has been named the district coach of the year four times and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Coach of the Year while leading Glenbrook to the 2019 MAIS state title.
She has also worked with Sneaky Cleats travel ball organization as well as serving as a softball consultant and camp counselor at numerous times in her career.
“I would like to thank Coach Duran for the opportunity to join such an amazing program,” said Johnson. “Louisiana Tech has a long and proud history in women’s athletics. I am honored to be part of the Lady Techster legacy and look forward to helping make a difference in these young women’s lives. It’s an honor to help them achieve their goals both on and off the field.”
Johnson – Megan Richardson during her days as a student-athlete – begin her playing career at Otero Junior College where she was named the Region IX Player of the Year and an All-American in 2007 when she led the country in home runs with 24 while batting .418 with 70 RBI.
The Platteville, Colorado, native then signed with UT-Tyler where she helped lead the program to a record of 82-19 during her two seasons. She was a prolific hitter for the Patriots, still sitting in the top 10 in numerous career statistical categories, including No. 1 in slugging percentage (.735), No. 5 in on-base percentage (.499), No. 5 in walks drawn (61), No. 6 in home runs (27) and No. 10 in RBI (105).
She was an All-American (NFCA, Easton in 2009), a two-time NFCA all-West Region honoree, a two-time all-American Southwest Conference selection, and the 2009 American Southwest Conference Player of the Year. She was also named academic all-conference.
Johnson helped lead both Otero and UT-Tyler to World Series berths in 2005, 2007 and 2009 before playing for the Swiss National Team in the summer of 2010. Helped lead the team to the Swiss National Championship and a runner-up finish in the European Cup.