Cathy Johnson Evans returns for her third season as assistant softball coach at Virginia. She serves as the teamís hitting instructor and will also work with the catchers and outfielders.
Johnson came to Virginia in the summer of 2000 after holding the head coaching position at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, Washington during the 2000 season. In her first year as Virginiaís hitting instructor in 2001, the Cavaliers hit .292, which was 15th in the nation among NCAA Division I teams. UVa posted school records in doubles (88) and home runs (33) in 2002.
Johnson graduated from Western Washington University in 1999 with a degree in cultural anthropology and a minor in history. She was a four-year letterwinner on the softball team and helped lead the Vikings to an NAIA Tournament appearance.
While attending Western Washington, Johnson played pitcher, catcher, first base and third base during her career. She was team captain in 1998 and 1999 and was the teamís Most Valuable Player in 1997 and 1998. Johnson was named to the 1998 National Championship All-Tournament Team in 1998 after the Vikings captured the NAIA National Championship. That year she was also selected as Western Washingtonís Female Athlete of the Year. Johnson earned the teamís Most Inspirational Player Award in 1999.
Johnson finished her career at Western Washington with a .345 batting average. She held 12 school records, including career home runs (6) and runs batted in (104), when she graduated.
During her career with the Vikings, Johnson also served as a clinician at various softball camps in the Bellingham, Washington area. She has experience coaching at Team USA Softball Camps and was the head coach of the Maddness Stars fastpitch team.
Johnson married Mike Evans in December of 2002. The couple reside in Culpeper, Va
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