SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Jennifer Johnson, a seven-year professional on the LPGA Tour, will join the Cal State San Marcos golf program as an assistant coach, head coach Greg Hutton announced Wednesday.
“Being born in San Diego and living just over the hill, I am looking forward to starting my college coaching career and working with a coach like Greg that has so much experience,” Johnson said. “I’m excited to share my knowledge from playing competitively at a lot of levels with the team.”
“Adding Jennifer to our coaching staff is a game changer,” Hutton said. “Having a tour player is an amazing benefit for our student-athletes. Jennifer is a proven winner who brings so much knowledge about competing at the highest level.”
Johnson brings over 16 years of competitive golf experience and coaching experience through junior and high school volunteer positions to CSUSM.
During her professional career, Johnson won the 2013 Mobile Bay LPGA Classic and finished six times in the top-10. She shot a career-low round of 62 at the Seaview Resort in Galloway, New Jersey to tie the course record at the 2014 Shoprite LPGA Classic.
Johnson had a decorated junior and amateur career prior to her stint on the LPGA Tour. She won eight tournaments in 2008 including the Women’s California State Amateur Championship and the Rolex Tournament of Champions. She played on victorious United States teams at the 2008 Junior Ryder Cup, 2009 Junior Solheim Cup, 2009 Spirit Cup (playing with partner Lexi Thompson) and the 2010 Curtis Cup. Johnson was the runner-up at the 2009 United States Women’s Amateur preceding her freshman year at Arizona State.
As a Sun Devil, Johnson was the NCGA and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-American after finishing as the individual runner-up at the 2010 NCAA Division I Golf Championships.
A native of San Diego, Johnson played for one season at Arizona State before turning pro. She was on the Dean’s List for the W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU and is completing her coursework in business communications.