In January of 2012 Jaimel Johnson was named an assistant coach for the Texas soccer team.Johnson joins the staff after serving as the goalkeepers coach at the University of Iowa for the last two seasons.
In 2011, she helped guide the Hawkeyes to a 13-4-3 record, a five-win improvement from the 2010 squad. During the 2011 campaign, goalkeepers Emily Moran, Caitlin Schnorbach and Kiley Beck posted eight shutouts and a 0.82 goals-against average, allowing only 17 goals during the season. Moran, a senior, logged all but 78:10 of the 1868:56 minutes, was named to the Big Ten All- Tournament Team and ended her career as the program's all-time leader in wins.
During Johnson's first year at Iowa, the Hawkeyes went 8-9- 3. Her goalkeepers held opponents to 1.34 goals per game and allowed only 28 total as Moran and Kali Feiereisel combined to post seven shutouts. Moran's 99 saves ranked sixth on the Hawkeye single-season record chart.
Prior to her coaching career, Johnson was a four-year goal- keeper (2005-08) under Angela Kelly at the University of Tennessee. Johnson finished her career with 60 games started, 253 saves, a .780 save percentage, 20 shutouts and a 31-20-8 record.
She was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-America, NSCAA First-Team All-Southeast Region and First-Team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2007 after making a program-best 111 saves and posting a 0.88 goals-against average, the third-best mark in Lady Vol history.
Before her senior campaign, Johnson was named to the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Watch List in 2008. She was also a nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award for the 2008-09 school year.
Johnson, a two-time team captain, led the Lady Vols to four- straight NCAA Tournament appearances and holds the Tennessee record for saves in an NCAA Tournament contest after stopping 12 at Portland on Nov. 12, 2006. She also helped the Lady Vols claim two SEC Tournament titles, in 2005 and 2008. Johnson, a second- team all-league honoree in 2008, was named the most valuable player of the SEC Tournament as a senior. She is the only Tennessee player to ever be named the event's MVP.
Also excelling in the classroom, Johnson was a four-year mem- ber of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and was named to the SEC All-Academic Team from 2006-08 in addition to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll for the 2005-06 campaign. In 2007, Johnson was an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV selection. A year later, she was an NSCAA/adidas All-South Region Scholar.
Johnson possesses years of international experience as a mem- ber of the U.S. National Team Pool in 2003 (U17), 2006 (U19) and 2008 (U23).
The Boston Breakers selected Johnson in the inaugural WPS draft in 2009 and she made the Chicago Red Stars' roster for the 2009 season. She was one of seven players nominated for the WPS' Hint Water Sportswoman of the Year Award.
Johnson graduated from Tennessee in 2009, majoring in sport management with a minor in business.