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Lisa Johnson has been named the new coach for the Nebraska women's golf program, athletic director Bill Moos announced Monday.

Johnson, who is just the Huskers' fourth head women's golf coach in 45 years, comes to NU after a run of success at Idaho.

She coached the Vandals from 2007-19, leading the program to Big Sky Conference titles in 2016 and 2018 and three NCAA regional appearances. Johnson's teams finished second in conference play five other times.

"She is a proven winner and a fierce competitor who relates well with players," Moos said in a statement. "I have admired Lisa's body of work for some time and truly believe that she has what it takes to compete for championships.

Johnson, who was named Western Athletic Conference coach of the year in 2010 and 2012, replaces Robin Krapfl, who retired after 32 seasons.

Johnson tutored a two-time All-American in Kayla Mortellaro, who later earned her LPGA tour card. In 2019, Idaho senior Sophie Hausmann joined Mortellaro in becoming a three-time NCAA regional qualifier and was named Big Sky player of the year twice.

"I am committed to developing players and providing a comprehensive student-athlete experience, which includes competing at a high level and reaching the postseason," Johnson said in a statement. "With Nebraska's rich tradition of excellence and strong community support, I believe we will achieve those goals."

Johnson will take over a Husker program looking to find solid footing in the Big Ten. After finishing sixth at the Big Ten Championships in 2012, Nebraska has finished 11th, 10th, 13th, 13th, 12th, 13th and 13th in the league's top tournament.

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