Considered one of the top professionals in her field, Tina Johnson-Lockhart is in her ninth season as a Duck volleyball assistant coach and a key part of one of the nation’s top coaching staffs.
UO’s kills totals have equally exploded over the span four of the teams’ totals during the past eight seasons ranking in the top 10 of program history.
Johnson-Lockhart’s impact is evidenced in the individual records as well. Nine of the top 10 single-season point marks were set while she has been on staff along with seven of the top-10 marks for single-season hitting percentage. She has also coached half of the top-10 list for career kills.
One of the most accomplished hitters to play for Johnson-Lockhart was All-American Sonja Newcombe who ended her career in 2009 and is still the record-holder in points (1,852) while fourth on the all-time kills list (1,580).
In 2007, Gorana Maricic broke UO’s season records for points (679), points per set (6.07), and kills per set (5.50), the last of which led the Pac-10 and ranked fourth nationally. Johnson-Lockhart helped Maracic (2007, 2008) become the first Duck to earn multiple All-America Honors and has now brought that number up to three with the additions of Neticia Enesi (2008, 2009) Alaina Bergsma (2011, 2012), each of whom litter the UO offensive record books.
Throughout her career the Houston, Texas, native has been the driving force in attracting a collection of the nation’s top athletes as an assistant.
Among the arsenal during her collegiate tenure are two Olympians, 31 All-America selections, 55 all-conference honorees, 31 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 Players and 25 scholastic All-Americans.
In addition to bringing some of the nation’s top talent to her coaching stops, Lockhart’s time on the court has helped her bring an understanding and intensity to recruiting and coaching that make her a valuable member of the staff.
A former University of Houston student-athlete, Johnson-Lockhart has experienced the challenges of excelling both on and off the court at the collegiate level, and is able to convey that to her student-athletes.
As a former outside player, she is a key ingredient in the development of the UO hitters. When she’s not on the sidelines coaching, she coordinates team travel and recruiting. Exceptional organizational skills help her keep a handle on all that’s going on, plus more.
While at Texas from 1990-2001, she directed the Longhorn Volleyball Camps, which brought more than 1,200 junior high and high school players to the Austin campus.
A 1990 graduate of Houston, she earned a business administration degree in management. She attended Marymount College of Kansas, earning All-District and team MVP honors, prior to transferring to Houston. She was a 1989 First Team All-Southwest Conference player for the Cougars, leading the conference in kills that year. She earned AVCA First Team All-Region honors in 1988, her first year with the program.
The former Tina Johnson is married to Marcus Lockhart, and they have two 10-year-old children, Analise and Savion. Her mother Linda Taylor also resides in Eugene.
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