North Dakota State College of Science Athletic Director Stu Engen has named Megan Johnson the Head Women's Softball Coach, who will be based at the Wahpeton Campus.
Johnson replaces Mark Mattson, who plans to step down as Head Women's Softball Coach after four seasons to assume the women's softball coaching position at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
Johnson, originally from Fergus Falls, Minn., graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. She also earned a master's degree in education from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn.
Johnson most recently worked at Concordia College, a Division III school, as the Head Women's Fastpitch Softball Coach for four seasons (2008-2012). While at Concordia she also served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching numerous physical education classes and was the Assistant Women's Fastpitch Softball Coach for one season until she became Head Coach.
Prior to Johnson's time at Concordia, she was the Head Girls Fastpitch Coach at Perham High School (2006-2007). While employed by Perham Independent School District #549, she also served as the Prairie Wind Middle School's principle swimming instructor and taught health and physical education.
Previously Johnson held Co-Head and Assistant coaching positions at the Fergus Falls High School for Girls Fast Pitch, Girls Hockey, Volleyball and Basketball.
"Megan Johnson's many years of coaching and teaching at various levels will prove invaluable to the Wildcat Athletic Department at NDSCS," said Engen. "NDSCS's softball program will greatly benefit from Johnson's leadership."