2018 West Coast Inside Baseball Coaches Clinic Features ARIZONA Head Coach Jay Johnson
Jay Johnson was hired as the University of Arizona's 16th head baseball coach in program history on June 8, 2015. In two seasons as the Wildcats' head coach, Johnson has amassed an 87-45 record, and is the first coach in school history to lead his team to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first two seasons as head coach.
In his first season at the helm of the Wildcats, Johnson led the team to a 49-24 record and an appearance in the College World Series Finals. The 49 wins for the Wildcats were the second-most in school history advancing to the finals of the College World Series. Arizona finished the season ranked No. 2 in all five major Top 25 polls. For his efforts, Johnson was named the ABCA West Region Coach of the Year at the completion of the season.
In two seasons prior to Arizona at Nevada, Johnson guided the Wolf Pack to a 72-42 record. In 2015, Nevada captured the school's first-ever Mountain West title and was ranked in the top 25 for much of the season. The 41 overall wins ranked second in program history. The breakthrough campaign in 2015 garnered numerous postseason honors for Johnson and his players. Johnson was named Mountain West Coach of the Year.
Before his stint at Nevada, Johnson was the associate head coach at the University of San Diego from 2006-13. Previously, he coached at Point Loma Nazarene, serving as an assistant from 2002-04. He then took over the program as the head coach in 2005.
Johnson earned a degree in physical education at Point Loma Nazarene in 2001 and later acquired a master's degree in physical education at Azusa Pacific University.
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