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Amanda Johansen
Associate Head Coach

Amanda Johansen just completed her third season with the Hofstra women's lacrosse program in 2021. Johansen currently serves as the program's associate head coach after serving as an assistant coach for her first two years on staff.

Johansen serves as the program’s defensive coordinator and oversees the draw team as well.

Johansen helped guide Hofstra back to the NCAA Tournament in 2021 as the Pride won six games and earned an at-large berth after playing one of the nation’s most difficult schedules. It marked Hofstra’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2007.

The 2020 season saw Hofstra compile a 4-3 record in the shortened season.

In Johansen’s first season with the Pride she helped the team to a 12-win campaign and a spot in the Colonial Athletic Association Championship Game. The 12 wins were the most since 2010 and the appearance in the championship game was the first for Hofstra since 2013.

Johansen spent the 2018 season as an assistant coach at the University of Southern California. While with the Women of Troy she helped guide USC to a 10-win campaign and assisted in the development of five student-athletes earning all-conference honors from the Pac-12 and three earning IWLCA All-Region accolades. Johansen served as the offensive coordinator for USC and help lead a unit that averaged 12 goals per game.

Prior to working at USC, Johansen spent a season as a graduate assistant coach at Mount St. Mary’s. She served as the program’s defensive coordinator at Mount St. Mary’s and also oversaw much of the planning as it related to team travel.

Johansen was a decorated student-athlete at USC as she compiled 194 points on 134 goals and 60 assists during her 77-game career with the Women of Troy. She also had 258 draw controls. The 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Rookie of the Year and a Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Third Team All-American as a senior, she was a team captain in 2015 and 2016 and was an integral part of USC’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and run to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a senior in 2016.

Johansen currently plays professionally with Athletes Unlimited and has previously played professionally with the United Women’s Lacrosse League and the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League. An All-Star in the WPLL, she captured the WPLL title during her time with the Baltimore Brave. In addition, Johansen is a member of the U.S. National Team.

Johansen, who graduated from USC in 2016, earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and also received a minor in sports media studies. She has a master’s degree in sports management from Mount St. Mary’s in 2017 and a second master’s degree in sports science from Hofstra. Johansen is also a certified sports nutritionist from the International Society of Sports Nutrition.