|Title:||Volunteer Assistant Coach|
Jake Johnson enters his second year as a volunteer assistant
coach for the UNCP men’s and women’s cross country
teams after logging three season of collegiate track and two season
of collegiate cross country experience with the Braves.
While obtaining his masters in sports administration, Johnson not only works as a graduate assistant at the UNCP bookstore, but he assists the cross country coaching staff. He helps in developing systems for timing and recording performances, manages morning workouts, coordinates weekend group practices, manages equipment inventory, produces weekly performance records and aides in the travel process.
During his four year of undergrad education, Johnson competed in the 5K, 8K and 10K in cross country and in the 400m hurdles, 400m and 800m runs and the 4x400m relay in track and field. He finished up his bachelors education with a 3.3 cumulative grade point average in exercise and sports science in 2011.
He currently is a Specialist E-4 Officer Candidate for the U.S. Army National Guard and aspires to obtain a college level coaching position just as his mentors, Gary Aycock and Jeff Moody, have done. He currently resides in Pembroke.