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.
Head Coach Reeshemah Johnson is in her fourth season at the helm of the Fayetteville State Volleyball program. However, she's no stranger to the Broncos or volleyball.
In her four seasons at FSU, Johnson has compiled a 82-35 (.701) overall record and 46-9 (.837) CIAA record. The Lady Broncos have had a season to remember in 2012 as she guided them to their first CIAA Championship during her tenure, and fourth in school history. FSU has won a school-record 28 games so far this season and a perfect 16-0 record in conference play. The 2012 squad is only one of two teams in program history to go undefeated in CIAA play.
Johnson was named the 2012 CIAA Coach of the Year after leading Fayetteville State to a second straight Southern Division title. A total of eight Lady Broncos earned postseason honors, including CIAA Player of the Year, Honorable Mention AVCA Atlantic All-Region and CIAA Tournament MVP.
She led Fayetteville State to a CIAA Southern Division championship in 2011 after going 20-13 overall and 13-3 in the conference. That followed a 2010 season in which FSU posted a 15-8 overall record and 12-4 in CIAA play.
In 2009, her first season at the helm, Johnson led the lady Broncos to the CIAA Championship finals and Runner-Ups status after a 19-9 finish, including a 15-2 record in conference play. Johnson served as an assistant coach at FSU from 1998 to 2000. In her three seasons as an assistant, FSU won 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 Broncos today. In 1996, she captained the Broncos' first CIAA Championship team; while being named FSU's Student Athlete of the Year. Johnson won the same award in 1997 and set a NCAA Division II record for service aces in a four-game match.
A 1998 graduate of Fayetteville State with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree, Johnson was named NCAA Woman of the Year for North Carolina the same year. After receiving a master of business administration degree from FSU, Johnson became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Marketing and Business Education at her alma mater. Johnson has nine years of university faculty experience and two years public school teaching experience.
On the court, away from Fayetteville, Johnson was a national volleyball representative for Jamaica. In 1999, she was 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 intimate knowledge of Fayetteville State University's policies, procedures and the community it serves, gained through experiences as a student, member of staff, and faculty member.