Tami Johnson joins Utes coaching staff for 2012-13 season
Johnson enters her third season with the Utes and she begins her first season as the program's Director of Operations & Alumni Relations.
As a an assistant coach during the 2013-2014 season, Johnson was part of the staff that saw record-setting performances and one of the most successful seasons in history of the Utah Swimming and Diving program, which included the teams setting 28 new school records, having two Pac-12 Conference individual champions, 17 NCAA participants and four NCAA All-Americans.
Johnson joined the University of Utah coaching staff in August 2012 and during Johnson's first season with the Utes, she coached the breast and fly groups to five individual NCAA `B' cuts and a school record in the 200 breast. She was a part of the 2012-2013 Utah coaching staff that had three individual NCAA qualifiers and set 12 new school records.
Prior to coming to Utah, Johnson was an Age Group Site Coach with the Bluefish Swim Club from 2006-2012. During this time, she enjoyed watching the development of the swimmers and the growth of the site from 5 to 50+.
Johnson also started a Masters group while at Bluefish and worked under USA National Team coach and Bluefish owner, Chuck Batchelor, who has led many swimmers to national and international success.
Johnson grew up swimming for Schroeder YMCA in Brown Deer, Wis., and was a Junior National qualifier as well as part of the team that captured the YMCA Spring National Women's Championship in 1999. She later went on to coach Senior, Age Group, and Masters groups at Schroeder from 2004-2006.
In the summer of 2006, Johnson coached at the Paralympic World Champ Trials with one of the Schroeder athletes.
A 2005 graduate of Iowa State University, Johnson received Academic All-Big 12 honors and graduated 4.0 Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Marketing.
She enjoys staying active through swimming, biking, and snowboarding as well as other hobbies such as playing guitar and writing.