The Eagles take on the Hurricanes (Fri., 7 p.m.) and the Seminoles (Sun., 1 p.m.) this weekend
Patrick Johnston begins his third year with the Eagles' volleyball team as a volunteer assistant coach. Johnston came to BC after a one year stint at Auburn, where he held the same position.
Johnston's coaching career began as the assistant coach for Team Canada at the Maccabi Games. He has supplemented his resume by serving as the Assistant Coach for his own team at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and Head Coach for the school's junior varsity program. Since that time, he has run numerous volleyball clinics for Division-I programs in the Southeastern and Mountain West Conferences.
Johnston played libero on the Canadian Junior National Team from 2004-05. Additionally, he played the same position for his home province of Ontario in the Canada Games in 2005 and was a member of the U-16 Nationals All-Star team.
Johnston has also played for the Durham Attack, one of Canada's premier volleyball clubs based out of Toronto, Ontario. As a club player, he led the team to a perfect 41-0 record and captured the Canadian national title in the 2002 season. From there, he went to play for the Thompson Rivers University before transferring to UWO where he currently plays. In 2009, he led the Ontario University Athletics Association (OUA) in digs per game (2.64) and was second in total digs (182) and received the conference Libero of the Year award in 2010.
The Whitby, Ontario native is currently pursuing a Masters in Coaching at The University of Western Ontario with an internship at Boston College.