Stacy May-Johnson
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamFresno State
ConferenceMountain West Conference
Biographical details
Born (1984-05-15) May 15, 1984 (age 37)
Reno, Nevada
Playing career
2003–2006Iowa
2006–2011Chicago Bandits
2017–presentChicago Bandits
Position(s)Shortstop, third base
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2007Iowa (undergrad. asst.)
2008–2010Louisville (volunteer asst.)
2011–2014Iowa (asst.)
2015–2016Louisville (asst.)
2017Purdue (asst.)
2018–2019Eastern Kentucky (asst.)
2020–2021Utah Valley
2022–presentFresno State
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Medal record

Stacy May-Johnson (born Stacy Margarita May; May 15, 1984) is an American, former collegiate, three-time professional All-Star softball player and current head coach at Fresno State. She played college softball for Iowa, being named a three-time all-conference third basemen and shortstop.[1][2] May-Johnson was selected twelfth overall in the National Pro Fastpitch, eventually playing for the Chicago Bandits. She was named the inaugural Rookie of the Year in 2006 and a two-time Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010 for the league. She also helped the Bandits to win two championships and ranks in the top-10 in career hits (267) and home runs (38).[3][4][5][6][7]

Career

College

At the University of Iowa, May-Johnson played on the Iowa Hawkeyes softball team from 2003 to 2006 at third base and shortstop.[8] May-Johnson graduated from Iowa in May 2007 as a double major with a B.S. in physics and B.B.A. in accounting.[9] In 2009, May-Johnson completed an M.S. in physics at the University of Louisville.[10]

Professional

She received the MVP 2008 Professional Women's Softball League. May was drafted by the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch as the fourth pick in the second round. She earned the 2006 Nokona Rookie of the Year award and was also named to the all-National Pro fastpitch team.

She played for the Chicago Bandits from 2006 to 2010 and 2017 to 2018 and for the USA Softball National Team from 2011 to 2012.[11] She was named 2011 USA Softball Female Athlete of the Year for "leading the team to gold medals at the World Cup of Softball VII in Oklahoma City and the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico".[6][12] Her position as an assistant coach for the University of Louisville softball team was announced on July 14, 2014.[6]

Coaching career

In 2007, May-Johnson was an undergraduate assistant coach at Iowa. From 2008 to 2010, May-Johnson was a volunteer assistant softball coach at Louisville while a graduate student there.[10] May-Johnson then came back to Iowa as an assistant coach from 2011 to 2014 before returning to Louisville as an assistant coach from 2015 to 2016.[10]

May-Johnson was an assistant coach at Purdue in 2017 and at Eastern Kentucky in 2018 and 2019.[13]

On December 30, 2019, May-Johnson was named the head coach at Utah Valley.[14]

On July 6, 2021, May-Johnson was named the head coach at Fresno State.[15]

International career

May-Johnson represented the United States women's national softball team at the 2011 Pan American Games and won a gold medal.

Personal life

She is married to Nate Johnson and has two children.[10]

Statistics

Iowa Hawkeyes
YEAR G AB R H BA RBI HR 3B 2B TB SLG BB SO SB SBA
2003 59 197 30 71 .360 38 6 1 17 108 .548% 9 10 4 4
2004 63 195 25 56 .287 19 1 0 6 65 .333% 15 6 2 3
2005 64 199 48 73 .367 31 10 1 15 120 .603% 13 11 2 3
2006 61 189 40 64 .338 21 6 0 13 95 .502% 23 11 5 8
TOTALS 247 780 143 264 .338 109 23 2 51 388 .497% 60 38 13 18

References

  1. ^ "Iowa Softball Media Guide" (PDF). Hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  2. ^ "2020-21 Big Ten Records Book" (PDF). Bigten.org. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  3. ^ "2006 NPF AWARDS" (PDF). Profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  4. ^ "2008 AWARDS" (PDF). Profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  5. ^ "2010 AWARD WINNERS" (PDF). Profastpitch.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  6. ^ a b c "Stacy May-Johnson - 2016 Softball Coaching Staff". GoCards.com. University of Louisville. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "Stacy May-Johnson". Gouvu.com. Retrieved 2021-02-01.
  8. ^ "Stacy May". HawkeyeSports.com. University of Iowa. Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Commencement Program, May 2007, Iowa City, University of Iowa, 2007, pp. 45, 58
  10. ^ a b c d "Stacy May-Johnson". PurdueSports.com. Purdue University. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  11. ^ https://chicagobandits.com/player/stacy-may-johnson/
  12. ^ "May-Johnson Leads USA Softball Athlete of the Year Awards", National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
  13. ^ "Stacy May-Johnson". EKUSports.com. Eastern Kentucky University. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Stacy May-Johnson named Utah Valley head coach". justinsworldsb.com. Justin's World of Softball. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  15. ^ Gligich, Daniel (July 6, 2021). "Tumey places trust in Stacy May-Johnson to lead softball past Garza controversies". The Sun. Retrieved July 6, 2021.