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Former Kentucky standout Molly Johnson is in her third season as an assistant coach following a prolific career in the Blue and White.
Johnson, a four-year starter for the Wildcats, began her coaching career at her alma mater in 2011 helping UK to a school-record 40-win season. Johnson served as the first base coach where UK shattered six offensive single-season records in the history-making season. She is also responsible for scouting, film and on-field coaching in the infield.
In the offseason, Johnson continues to suit up for the United States National Team. She began her career with Team USA prior to her senior season at Kentucky.
Perhaps the most productive player in school history, Johnson capped her career as the all-time best in home runs (35) and batting average (.389) in school history. Her efficiency extended to the field where she was a dynamic shortstop as the cornerstone of Lawson's defense in starting in more than 100 career games.
Johnson became the Wildcats' first All-America selection after a sensational junior season where she had career-highs in nine offensive categories while breaking three single-season Kentucky records. She set UK seasonal records in runs scored (53), hits (81) and on-base percentage (.498) en route to her garnering All-America status.
After emerging as one of the best collegiate players, Johnson continued her career with the United States National team in the summers of 2009 and 2010. Johnson suited up with the USA Futures squad in the 2010 summer and compiled an impressive 3-3 record against the world's top softball talent.
Kentucky's former great made her presence felt for the Futures team as she started all six contests at the shortstop position. Johnson's defensive prowess was on notice for the world as she racked up 14 putouts and nine assists at the tournament. At the plate, Johnson batted .200 for the weekend and accumulated four hits. She delivered on all of those hits, however, as she totaled four RBI.
While at UK, Johnson spent countless hours working the Kentucky softball camps and clinics while also serving as an undergraduate volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2009.