Head Strength & Conditioning [PACT] Coach
(Contracted through Phase II Personal Training, Inc.)
Johnson brings more than 20 years of personal, group, and corporate fitness training experience to Triangle Volleyball Club. For over a decade Johnson has worked with volleyball athletes ranging from beginner level, through prep, elite level club and professional players. Johnson has owned and operated two personal training studios in the Triangle area serving an enormous variety of individuals of varying fitness levels, and nearly every sports emphasis. Johnson has also served as Corporate Fitness Trainer and Consultant for companies such as EMC, Quintiles, Paragon Commercial Bank, and many others.
Since 2010, Johnson has lead Triangle's PACT (Power, Agility, Core Training) program with a primary focus on reducing an athlete's risk of injury. Johnson was instrumental in re-designing Triangle's strength and conditioning program in 2014 to focus on addressing fundamental movement patterns and mobility. This program reflects the countless hours spent by Johnson at tournaments and in weekday practices in careful observation of movement patterns specific to the sport of volleyball. In addition to directing Triangle's PACT program, Johnson leads Triangle's vertical jump training program and offers private personal training sessions in Triangle's gym.
Johnson is a native North Carolinian growing up in Franklinton, NC. Corey is married (Grace) with two daughters, Serena and Olivia. They have two grandchildren, Kaiden and Amelia. Johnson attended North Carolina A&T. Johnson has the following certifications: USA Weightlifting Level I Certified, Certified Vertimax Instructor, and he is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association [NSCA] and the National Academy of Sports Medicine [NASM]. Additionally, Johnson is a member of USA Volleyball and is both USAV IMPACT and SafeSport certified.
Johnson, a Triangle alumna (2014), is joining the Triangle staff after graduating from the University of Mount Olive with a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation Therapy . A four year starter at UMO, Johnson's accolades include All-Conference recognition, multiple Conference Player of the Week awards, as well as multiple Student-Athlete of the Week awards at the university. She was named MVP in 2015 and was the recipeint of the DII ADA Academic Achievement Award. Johnson earned Academic All-Conference Recognition in each of her four seasons.
In high school, Johnson was a standout athlete at North Raleigh Christian Academy, earning MVP honors in back to back seasons, being named to the 2011 NCISAA All-State team, and being named 2011 TISAC Player of the year.
Johnson is excited to rejoin Triangle as a staff member and hopes to pass along the valuable lessons she learned as an athlete. She has worked with multiple camps and clinics this summer and is looking forward to working with a team in the 2019 club season.
"The discipline I learned at Triangle helped me balance athletics and academics throughout my college career and now is key as I enter the work force. I'm looking forward to helping student-athletes develop the on-court skills they need to prepare them for collegiate journey. Triangle was such an integral part in helping me prepare for success and I hope to become part of the process that helps young people better themselves through a sport I love."
Johnson is currently an instructor at the Mariposa School and resides in Durham.