Volunteer Assistant Coach
Zach Johnson returns for his second season as a volunteer assistant with the West Virginia women’s soccer team. He serves as WVU’s goalkeeper coach, while assisting in daily training sessions and game preparation with the team.
West Virginia’s defense posted 11 shutouts in its 17 victories last year, with nine credited to first-year goalkeeper Sara Keane.
Johnson put together one of the finest careers by a WVU men’s soccer player, earning all-Big East honors in three different seasons. The 2008 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Johnson set the school record for games played (80), minutes played (7,593), goals-against (60) and goals-against average (0.71).
A native of Lumberton, N.J., Johnson compiled 36 shutouts (second all-time) and made 282 saves (fourth all-time). A Big East Academic All-Star, he helped the Mountaineers to a pair of NCAA tournament appearances.
Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from WVU in 2010 and was named a 2010-11 Big East Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete winner.