St. Andrews hires Johnson to coach lacrosse

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Brooke Johnson

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University athletic director Glenn Batten announced the hiring of Brooke Johnson as the head women’s lacrosse coach, according to a Thursday news release.

In addition, St. Andrews alumni and former women’s lacrosse standout Shana Schroeder will take over the role as the program’s assistant coach.

“I am pleased that Coach Johnson will be joining St. Andrews,” Batten said. “Her broad experience as a coach, teacher and administrator make her a great match for our program. She understands our commitment to the NAIA and character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

“Johnson’s knowledge as a head coach and administrator along with her experience as a recruiting coordinator will help fulfill her duties as head lacrosse coach.”

Johnson previously served as an assistant on the coaching staffs at East Carolina and UNC Asheville, where her roles consisted of budget development and management, recruiting coordination, academic coordination, equipment management, conditioning program development, travel coordination, practice plan development, game strategy and player management.

While at St. David’s School in Raleigh, Johnson was an assistant athletic director, varsity girls basketball coach and softball coach.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from William Peace College while also earning her master’s from East Carolina.

Schroeder, a Newark, New York native, led the Lady Knights to an appearance in the 2013 National Women’s Lacrosse League National Tournament. Schroeder finished that season with 54 goals and 22 assists. She was named second-team all-conference and second team all-region.

Schroeder earned a bachelor’s and an M.B.A. from St. Andrews.

Brooke Johnson Johnson

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