Amy Johnson grew up in Cary. In high school she played volleyball, basketball, softball and track and field. After falling in love with volleyball she decided on the University of Kentucky on a full scholarship where she was a four year starter as a middle blocker and an all Conference selection her senior year in the SEC.
Her coaching career started right away after her playing days when she coached at Henry Clay high school as well as coached a club team in Lexington before moving back home in 2006. Since, she has coached at Sky High, Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central High School, and now has committed her volleyball coaching to Balance Volleyball Club.
"I believe the multi-sport athlete needs to be brought back to life in the area. If not a multi-sport athlete, volleyball players need the off time to build proper strength and endurance to avoid burnout and injury as well as keep a spark and love for the game. Balance is the right thing for kids- even for the highest level athlete. There is something special about being a part of a club that I truly believe in and am passionate about and for that I am so thankful and excited to be coaching another season at Balance!"
Amy and her husband Shaun have two girls, Jordyn, 6 and Sydney, 2 and are expecting their third child in December.