Former Cal State coach gets soccer job at Humboldt

Former Cal State San Bernardino soccer coach Christian Johnson has been named men’s and women’s coach at Humboldt State.

Johnson, who also previously coached at Azusa Pacific, takes over for Andy Cumbo, who departed to take the men’s head coaching position at Cal State East Bay. Johnson’s past triumphs include guiding the Azusa Pacific women’s program to a 24-0-1 record and a national championship in 1998, leading to his selection as National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) NAIA Coach of the Year.

In four years at Cal State San Bernardino, Johnson’s women’s teams were 42-32-7, and combined with his coaching record at Azusa Pacific gives him a 99-41-10 overall mark on the women’s side. Under Johnson, CSUSB’s men recovered quickly from a 1-18 record in 2000, improving rapidly to post a 31-45-4 coaching record over four seasons.

In the 2003 season, Johnson’s last at San Bernardino, his men finished 12-8-1 and claimed the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s South Division title before bowing 1-0 to Chico State in the conference tournament semifinals. Chico State went on to win the CCAA and West Region titles.

That same season, his Coyote women’s team was 11-8-2 and qualified for the NCAA West regional for the first time in the 15-year history of the program. Johnson then departed the coaching ranks, moving to Pahrump, Nev. to work with his father-in-law, a major developer in the Las Vegas area.

Johnson takes over a men’s team that posted an 8-8-4 overall record and 3-8-3 conference mark in 2007, and a women’s team that was 9-9-1 overall and 5-7-1 in league.

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  • Mike Murphy

    Interesting move by CJ….