Juliann Johnson, Collegiate & Pro Volleyball Star, to Hold Coaching and Hitting Clinic at Cloud County Community College
By David Wilson
CCCC Sports Information Director
One of the biggest names in American volleyball, Juliann Johnson, will be making her way to the Cloud County Community College campus on August 4 to host a coaching clinic and hitting clinic.
The coaching clinic, sponsored by BSN Sports, is free to attend and will run from 12 p.m. through 3 p.m. that Saturday inside Arley Bryant Gymnasium. Lunch will be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP online at http://staging.bsnsports.com/ib/vbc-concordia.
Coaches who attend the clinic are also invited to stick around for the Live Demonstration and Hitting Clinic, which will run from 3-4 p.m.
The Live Demonstration and Hitting Clinic is open to 7th-12th grade volleyball players and costs $10 per participant. Registration forms for the hitting clinic can be printed off from Cloud County's athletic website (www.cloudtbirds.com). Go to the volleyball team's page and click on the "Juliann Johnson Hitting Clinic" dropdown link.
The two clinics will offer area athletes and coaches an opportunity to learn from Johnson, a seven-year professional volleyball player and former standout at the University of Texas.
Johnson was a three-time NCAA All-American for the Longhorns from 2007-2010 and the 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year. After graduation, she played professional volleyball overseas in Italy, France, China and Japan before becoming the Brand Ambassador for Volleyball at BSN Sports in 2018.
During her collegiate and professional career, Johnson racked up a laundry list of accomplishments. She won the Italian Supercup and a bronze medal in the Champion's League as a member of the Lega Pallavalo A Femminile from 2011-13.
Johnson has also played for volleyball coaching legend Jenny Lang Ping (2013-14) as a member of the Guangdong Evergrande Women's Volleyball Club, and won her first professional championship in 2014-15 while playing for France's prestigious Racing Club de Cannes.
Though she is now retired from indoor volleyball, Johnson plans to continue to play sand volleyball in the United States while spreading her knowledge of the game in her new position with BSN Sports.
In addition to the two clinics on Saturday, Johnson will also conduct an Invitational Elite Clinic on Friday, August 3rd from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This clinic is invitation only for incoming high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.
If interested parties believe their athlete is at an advanced level, and plan on playing collegiate volleyball, please contact Cloud County assistant coach Kayla Garst via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.