The Santa Rosa Men's Lacrosse Club announced the hiring of Steven Johnson as Assistant Coach Monday, September 15, 2014. Johnson, 37, has relocated back to Sonoma County after time in Florida and his native San Diego. Coach Johnson was a standout Defensive player under legendary coach Doug Carl at Sonoma State University during the early 1990's where he earned All-Conference and All WCLL accolades at close defense. A Poway High School lacrosse pioneer, Johnson was instrumental in putting San Diego lacrosse in the map and declined offers to East Coast powerhouses to attend SSU under Carl's tutelage.
Coach Johnson will helm the defense and will add a very solid presence to the Bear Cub sideline. "When Steve contacted me, I was very excited to utilize his experience both as a player and a coach," stated Coach Mike Lantier. "Steve is a huge asset to us and it will show immediately in how our defense executes every game."
The Bear Cubs open their season this Saturday at home versus the American River College Beavers.