Coaching Staff

Grace Williamson
Assistant Coach

Joining the staff of first-year Johns Hopkins women's basketball coach Katerine Bixby is Grace Williamson. Williamson comes to Homewood after coaching stints at Goucher and Pitt-Bradford.

In her one season at Pitt-Bradford in 2014-15, Williamson helped guide the Panthers to a 17-8 record and a trip to the AMCC semifinals; she then spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach at nearby Goucher.

Williamson was a standout Division III player at Alfred College and SUNY-Cortland. In her two seasons as a Saxon, she scored 580 points and earned honorable mention Empire 8 All-Conference recognition in 2011-12 while averaging a team-high 14.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

She finished out her collegiate playing career at SUNY-Cortland where she eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career, scoring 468 points in her two seasons as a Red Dragon. As a team captain her senior year, she was named Third-Team All-Conference by the State University of New York Athletic Conference, and was also selected to the SUNYAC All-Tournament Team. Williamson averaged 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game that season, and she additionally led the team with 23 blocks.

Williamson graduated from SUNY-Cortland in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and obtained her master's degree at Goucher in Athletic Program Leadership and Administration.

Grant Johnson
Assistant Coach

Johnson begins his third season as a member of the Bears coaching staff.

He is a 2008 graduate of the Academy and was a starting guard and captain during his junior and senior seasons in which both teams won the NEWMAC tournament and advanced to the NCAA tournament – reaching the Elite Eight his senior season for the first time in school history.

Grant, originally from Grayson, Georgia, had 1,137 points during his career, which ranks him 10th all-time at Coast Guard, one of 18 players in Coast Guard history with 1,000 career points. Johnson, who holds the single-season school record with 83 three-point baskets in the 2006-'07 season, is second all-time at the Academy with 244 three-point baskets and third all time with 305 assists as he played in a school-record tying 109 career games.

LT Johnson’s first tour after graduation was aboard the CGC CHASE in San Diego, CA, where he served as a Deck Watch Officer, Boarding Officer, and Gunnery Officer.  His next assignment was to the Incident Management Division at Sector Jacksonville, FL. In this position he coordinated search and rescue cases, responded to maritime pollution, and lead hurricane evasion and recovery efforts along Florida’s northeast coast.  LT Johnson was then selected to attend graduate school at Columbia University in New York, NY, earning a master of arts in Organizational Psychology.

He currently serves as the Echo Company Officer for the Corps of Cadets, overseeing Echo Company’s professional and leadership development.

Johnson and his wife Cara have two daughters, Eli and Reese.