Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Ryan Johnson
Position: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Experience: 2 Years

Ryan Johnson returns to the Arizona men's tennis team for his second season as a volunteer assistant coach. Johnson joined the team in the fall of 2009 and brings a lot of tennis experience to the Wildcats.

"I am looking forward to pushing these guys to improve upon what turned out to be a spectacular season last year," Johnson said. "I hope to push these guys to improve upon that mark."

Before coming to Tucson, Johnson was a certified PTR Tennis Pro for Olde Providence Racquet Club in Charlotte, N.C. for his lasttwo years of college. At UNC Charlotte he played No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles and helped lead his team to the programs first ever Atlantic 10 Conference Title and NCAA bid in 2007.

Johnson was born in Louisville, Ky., on December 5, 1984, and attended Trinity High School where he lettered in tennis and swimming. Johnson was ranked No. 1 in Kentucky and was ranked in the top 15 in the Southern Section. He was also ranked in the top 100 in the Nation. Johnson made it to the third round of singles in the Super National Hard Courts at Kalamazoo and made it to the semifinals in doubles in the Super National Clay Courts. For three years, Johnson was the tennis MVP and was 1st Team All-State his junior and senior year. Johnson's record at No. 1 singles was an impressive 57-4.

Currently, Johnson is attending Law School at the University of Arizona. In his free time he enjoys wakeboarding, watching college football and basketball, and working out.