LINCOLN, Neb. — Lisa Johnson, Idaho’s women’s golf coach from 2007-19, has been hired as the University of Nebraska’s women’s golf head coach, Cornhusker athletic director Bill Moos announced.
“(Johnson) is a proven winner and a fierce competitor who relates well with her players,” Moos said in a news release. “I have admired Lisa’s body of work for some time and truly believe that she has what it takes to compete for championships.”
Johnson, a PGA professional and two-time WAC Coach of the Year, is the fourth Nebraska women’s golf coach in the program’s 45-year history. She replaces 32-year coach Robin Krapfl, who announced her retirement in May.
In Moscow, Johnson led the Vandals to three NCAA regional appearances (2010, ’16, ’18) and two Big Sky titles, in 2016 and ’18.
Among the standouts Johnson has tutored are All-American and LPGA golfer Kayla Mortellaro and German-born Sophie Hausmann, who is currently a top-flight amateur and has competed at the U.S. Open and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur championship.
“I am committed to developing players and providing a comprehensive student-athlete experience, which includes competing at a high level and reaching the postseason,” Johnson said in a news release. “With Nebraska’s rich tradition of excellence and strong community support, I believe we will achieve those goals.”