This week's podcast show will feature CIAA Football Head Coach of the Week Lawrence Kershaw. Also representing the 3-2 Broncos will be CIAA Receiver of the Week and BoxtoRow National Player of the Week Juwan Moye. The defending 2012 CIAA Volleyball Champions (9-5 overall record) will make its first appearance on the podcast. Head Coach Reeshemah Johnson will discuss the season at hand along with senior JaMisha Jordan (Fayetteville, NC) and junior Jessica Hardy.
The postseason honors for the Fayetteville State volleyball team continue to roll in as head coach Reeshemah Johnson was named the CIAA Coach of the Year on Thursday evening during the Volleyball Championship Banquet held at the Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina.
Reeshemah Johnson embarks on her eighth season as the accomplished, tenured head volleyball coach at Fayetteville State University. Johnson has led FSU to two CIAA Championships (2012, 2013), been named CIAA Coach of the Year on two occasions (2012, 2014), and made four appearances in the conference championship match (2009, 2012-14).
In her seven seasons at the helm of the Lady Broncos program, Johnson has compiled a 133-66 (.668) overall record and 96-21 (.820) CIAA record. She has coached 30 All-CIAA performers and two conference Players of the Year in Chekimbrell Jefferson (2009) and Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (2012).
Fayetteville State volleyball has established a reputation for excellence within the conference. Johnson captured her first conference title in 2012. FSU won a school record 28 games and posted a perfect 16-0 record in conference; just the second team in program history to do so. Fayetteville State followed up with a 19-win season in 2013 and their second consecutive conference championship.
Johnson led the Lady Broncos to the CIAA Southern Division title for the fourth straight season in 2014. FSU ended the 2014 season with an overall record of 18-9, a 14-2 mark in the CIAA, and a third consecutive trip to the conference championship match. Six student-athletes received All-CIAA regular season honors and Johnson was named the CIAA Coach of the Year.
FSU volleyball won their fifth conference championship in school history under Johnson. A total of eight Fayetteville State players earned postseason honors including Nwokolo, who was also named Honorable AVCA All-Region and CIAA Tournament Most Valuable Player in Joi Emanuel.
In 2011, she led FSU to a CIAA Southern Division championship after 20-13 overall and 13-3 in the conference. That followed a 2010 season in which Fayetteville State posted a 15-8 record overall and 12-4 mark in CIAA play.
In 2009, her first season at the helm, Johnson led the Lady Broncos to the CIAA Championship finals and runner-up status after a 19-9 campaign, including a 15-2 record against conference opponents.
She served as an assistant coach for FSU under former head coach Elorine Hill from 1998 to 2000. In her three seasons as an assistant, Fayetteville State captured the 1998 CIAA title, and finished second in 1999 and 2000.
As a student-athlete at FSU, Johnson helped blaze a trail that is still being followed by the Lady Broncos today. In 1996, she captained the Lady Broncos' first CIAA Championship team; while being named FSU's Student-Athlete of the Year.
Johnson won the same award in 1997 and set an NCAA Division II record for service aces in a four-game match.
A 1998 graduate of Fayetteville State, with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting, she was named NCAA Woman of the Year for North Carolina in the same year.
After receiving a Master's of Business Administration degree from FSU in 2000, Johnson became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Business Education at her alma mater.
She has eight years of university faculty experience and two year public school teaching experience.
On the court, away from Fayetteville, Johnson a national volleyball representative for Jamaica.
In 1999, she was the given the Best Setter Award for the Caribbean Volleyball Championships. She has coached Fayetteville area girls ages 10 to 17 in the Fayetteville Spikes Volleyball Club.
Johnson brings an intimate knowledge of Fayetteville State University's policies, procedures and the community it serves, gained through experiences as a student, staff and faculty member.