Joey Johnson enters his second season as head coach of the men's soccer program. In his first season at the helm of the program, Bryan posted a record of 12-4-2 (6-1-1 AAC) and rose in the NAIA National Polls to a #15 national ranking. Bryan had 8 players recognized with AAC All-Conference honors and placed 4 players on the NSCAA NAIA All-Region 1st team. Coach Johnson was named 2012 AAC Coach of the Year and 2012 NSCAA NAIA-East Region Coach of the Year.
Coach Johnson brings a wealth of experience to the BC program as both a veteran coach and former professional player. Johnson comes to Bryan from UNC Wilmington (NCAA D-1) where he served on the coaching staff with the men's program for the 2011 season. He also served as an assistant coach with the Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro) for the 2011 campaign. In 2010, Johnson spent six months with the most historic professional club in the Peruvian 1st Division - Club Alianza Lima, while living in Peru developing a vision for an indigenous coaching network among Amazonian tribal people
From 2006 to 2009, Coach Johnson served as the Associate Head Coach at Bryan with the men's program. In that span of four seasons, the Lions compiled 47 wins, 2 AAC Conference titles, and qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in school history. The Lions finished ranked in the Top 10 NSCAA NCCAA D-1 Final National Poll on two occasions.
Coach Johnson served as an assistant coach professionally with London City FC in 2006. In addition, he was also an assistant to both the men's and women's programs of Southern Wesleyan University (2001-2004) and Milligan College (1997-2000), winning five conference championships and advancing to one national championship final (SWU, 2003, NCCAA D-1). In 1996, Johnson began his collegiate coaching career at Bryan, helping the Lions to their first TVAC Conference championship.
Coach Johnson holds a USSF A License and an NSCAA Premier diploma.
As a collegiate player, Johnson played at both Bryan College and Liberty University. Throughout his career, Johnson was the leading scorer for both institutions while helping Liberty to the Big South Conference Championship game in 1994 and garnering Big South All-Conference (2) and All-Tournament honors in 1995.
Coach Johnson played seven years professionally in South America, the U.S.A., and Canada. He played for Aurora FC, Real Santa Cruz, Myrtle Beach SeaDawgs, Charlotte Eagles, Wilmington Hammerheads, and London City F.C. A few highlights include helping the highly respected Charlotte Eagles to their first USL National Championship in 2000; and winning a USL National Championship with the Wilmington Hammerheads in 2003. While playing as a professional, Johnson represented his clubs on five continents, experiencing the world's beautiful cultures through the gift of friendship that the game of soccer so quickly provides.
Coach Johnson earned his B.S. in History from Liberty University in 1996. Coach Johnson and his wife, Suzanne, live in Dayton with their two sons, Oakley and Duncan.
|00||Chase Kenny||SO||GK||High Point, N.C.|
|0||Chris Lawson||JR||GK||Forest, Va.|
|Benedikt Muller*||JR||D||5-10||Eichstaett, Germany|
|1||Josh Oldroyd||JR||GK||6-0||Leeds, England|
|2||Daniel Katz||JR||D||Powell, Wyo.|
|3||Jorge Gonzalez Giron||SR||D||5-9||London, England|
|4||Ryan Griswold||FR||D||Cumming, Ga.|
|6||Christoph Krekeler||FR||D||Rueckersdorf, Germany|
|7||Gustavo Angel Tamayo||JR||MF||5-11||London, England|
|9||Daniel Branley||JR||F||5-11||Newcastle, England|
|10||Khankhalifa Fanne||SO||MF||Tours, France|
|11||Miles Christian||SO||D||5-10||Cleveland, Tenn.|
|14||Joel Glover||SO||MF||6-2||Norwich, England|
|15||Charles Boehms||JR||MF||Adams, Tenn.|
|16||Stephen Millage||SR||D||5-10||Fort Myers, Fla.|
|17||Brandon Roberts||FR||MF||Clinton, Tenn.|
|20||Josh Smotherman||FR||MF||Ringgold, Ga.|
|22||Zach McCown||FR||MF||Marietta, Ga.|
|26||Rasheed Malcolm||SR||D||6-2||Waterford, Jamaica|
|27||Alan da Costa||SR||MF||5-11||Belo Horizonte, Brazil|