Janetta Johnson has been hired as an Assistant Coach responsible for developing interior / post play for the University of Michigan-Dearborn Women's Basketball program. She brings a wealth of experience to the UM-D coaching staff for the 2011-2012 season. Coach Johnson brings mental toughness, Big Ten Conference and professional playing experience, as well as a business approach to basketball.
Coach Johnson hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and played locally at Huron High School. Janetta holds the University of Wisconsin (Madison) Women's Basketball team record in single season shot blocks (130). She became the first player, men or women, to lead the nation in single season shot blocks. Her accomplishments as a Wisconsin Badger garnered her team honors as MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rebound leader and recognition by USA Today. She currently ranks 3rd in the Big Ten and 25th in the nation in single season shot blocks.
Coach Johnson coached Freshman, JV, and Varsity boys' basketball at Willow Run High School (Ypsilanti, MI). She also coached boys' AAU 7th and 8th grades with FIST AAU Organization, winning several state titles and representing Michigan in national tournaments. Additionally, Janetta has coached professionally in Portugal for Clube Amigos Do Basquete Jr. She also has worked basketball camps for the University of Wisconsin and Kaskaskia College.
While this is Johnson's first season as an Assistant Coach at UM-Dearborn, she will be counted on to develop skilled post play and a revered defensive presence for the 2011-2012 Wolves. She will help mentor players and be responsible for the team's internal academic auditing.
"Janetta's endearing spirit lends itself to her towering presence and professionalism. It is a blessing to be able to work with her and have her share her basketball breadth and depth with our team. She's humble, tough, and not afraid of facing challenges head on…Janetta loves the game of basketball and we are excited to have her at UM-Dearborn." - Coach Sheri Washington
|3||Courtney Teets||FR||Lincoln Park, MI||Lincoln Park HS|
|4||Kelly DeFauw||JR||G||5-8||Harper Woods, MI||Grosse Pointe North HS|
|5||La'Dwan Jones||SR||G||5-5||Inkster, MI||Schoolcraft College|
|10||Danielle Cowart||SO||G||5-6||Dearborn, MI||Edsel Ford HS|
|13||Sara Perez||JR||G||5-7||Allen Park, MI||Siena Heights|
|20||Allison Bonsall||SR||G||5-6||Livonia, MI||Franklin HS|
|21||Jaclyn Hood||SO||F||5-9||Lake Orion, MI||Lake Orion HS|
|22||Mariah De'Nooijer||JR||G/F||5-7||Inkster, MI||Marygrove College|
|23||Brittany Teets||SO||G||5-8||Lincoln Park, MI||Lincoln Park HS|
|30||Adriana Kubica||FR||F||5-10||St. Clair Shores, MI||Lakeview HS|
|32||Ashley Fausneaucht||SR||F/C||6-3||Jackson, MI||Jackson CC|
|34||Michelle Boettger||SR||F||5-9||Dearborn, MI||Edsel Ford HS|
|35||Caitlin Walz||SR||F/C||6-1||Casco Township, MI||St. Clair County CC|
|55||Jalissa Williams||FR||F/C||6-1||Dearborn Heights, MI||Annapolis HS|