SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Converse Athletics Director, Joy Couch, announced on Wednesday the hiring of Keegan Johnson as the program's first ever Acrobatics and Tumbling head coach.
"We are very excited to add Keegan (Johnson) to our staff," said Joy Couch. "With her collegiate experience at Baylor and coaching experience at the Division II level, we believe she will be a great fit for building this program."
"I am very excited to start my journey as the Head Coach of Converse's Acrobatics and Tumbling team," said Keegan Johnson. "I am ready for the challenges that this upcoming season will bring and eager to continue working in the sport I love. The opportunity to grow the sport and provide girls with a similar experience to mine, through Acro, is something I cannot wait to begin. I am grateful for the opportunity that Converse has given me, and overjoyed to be the newest member of the Converse staff. Go Valkyries!"
Johnson comes to Converse after serving as an assistant coach at Alderson Broaddus in Philippi, W. Va.. While with the Battlers, she assisted in the recruiting process, scheduling and growth and development of the student-athletes. She helped guide the team to a National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA) Quarterfinals appearance, an event National Title, as well as, an All-American selection.
Prior to Alderson Broaddus, Johnson was a four-year member of the Baylor acrobatics and tumbling team. She was a two-time NCATA All-American and was a member of the 2015 NCATA Team National Championship squad. Johnson garnered two event National Championships in 2015 and 2013.
Johnson has worked as a cheerleading coach at West Chicago District as well as served as a clinic coach for Baylor Acrobatics & Tumbling team.
The West Chicago, Ill. native received her bachelor's degree in Education in May of 2015 from Baylor University, where she was named to the 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, Baylor Dean's List and named Scholar Athlete.
Keegan Johnson and the Converse Acrobatics & Tumbling program will start their first competition season in February of 2017.