Johnson Named A U.S. National A2 Coach

April 9, 2012

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Georgia Tech volleyball Head Coach Tonya Johnsonhas been named one of five coaches to help run the 2012 U.S. Women’s National A2 Team Program as announced by USA Volleyball.

Johnson will join Northwestern University’s Keylor Chan, San Diego State University’s Deitre Collins-Parker, Pepperdine University’s Nina Matthies and Cal State Northridge’s Jeff Stork in the coaching ranks.

“I am honored to be chosen by USA Volleyball to coach in the A2 program,” said Johnson. “I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with some of the best volleyball players in the country. It will be an incredible experience and I’m looking forward to it.”

USA Volleyball has selected 48 athletes with collegiate eligibility remaining to participate in this summer’s U.S. Women’s National A2 Team Program. The 48 U.S. Women’s National A2 Team Program players hail from 34 different collegiate programs and include eight liberos, 12 middle blockers, 14 outside hitters, six opposites and eight setters.

Training begins June 26 at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, while the matches will be held June 30 to July 4 during the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships (GJNC) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The 2012 U.S. Women’s National A2 Team program was selected through the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryouts held Feb. 10-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. A record 207 athletes participated in the tryout. Athletes in college and with collegiate eligibility remaining for the 2012 collegiate season not selected to join the U.S. Women’s National Team were eligible for the U.S. Women’s A2 program.

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