Johnson Named Lacrosse Assistant Coach at Clark University

Worcester, Mass. Chris Johnson (Amherst, Mass.) one of the program's all-time best, has been named assistant lacrosse coach at Clark University, it was announced by head coach Jeff Cohen on Wednesday and confirmed by Director of Athletics and Recreation Sean Sullivan.

"I'm extremely excited to have Chris join my staff," said Cohen. "Someone with his unique talents and phenomenal understanding of the game will help our program tremendously going forward."

Johnson was one of the most feared scorers in the Pilgrim League during his four-year career as the Cougars top attackman.

He ended his career with his name splattered all over the school record book, ranking fourth in goals (97), sixth in assists (48) and fourth in total points (145).

Incredibly consistent, Johnson scored at least one point in 53 of 56 contests and recorded 13 hat tricks in his career.

Johnson was a key cog during one of the winningest four-year stretches in program history. During his career, he helped the Cougars win 20 games including 18 in his final three seasons under head coach Jeff Cohen. Among those victories was a thrilling 11-10 double overtime win over Wheaton College for the first time in program history to end the 2011 season.

A second-team all-star in 2011 as a junior, Johnson was named the first-team in 2012 when he finished fourth in the league in scoring with 48 points and handed out a career-best 21 assists.

Johnson was a recipient of the athletic department's Merit Award after his standout senior campaign which is given annually to the student-athlete that makes a significant impact on their sport.

A 2012 graduate with a degree in business management with a minor in entrepreneurship, Johnson will begin his coaching duties on February 1.


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