Head Coach Cross Country/Asst Girls Trackcjohns7@neisd.net
Coach Johnson came to Reagan for the 2019-2020 year from Bradley Middle School in NEISD, where for the past two years she has led track athletes to multiple Meet of Champs victories. Prior to Bradley, she taught physical education, and coached basketball and track at Clear Lake Intermediate in Houston, Texas.
Johnson is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.S. in Kinesiology. While at UTSA, she ran Cross Country and Track (and even had the opportunity to run with her older brother, who also attended UTSA). In 2010, she graduated from Goose Creek Memorial High School in Baytown, Texas, where she ran track and cross country all four years of high school.
She was inspired to pursue teaching and coaching because of her parents, who were also teachers and coaches. Her desire is to help others and make a positive impact on her athlete's lives. She commented, "It is my hope that I give each athlete that I coach the optimism and desire to achieve their goals."
Coach Johnson comes from an active, sport loving family, who enjoys spending time outdoors and eating good food. Growing up in a family that shares a love for sports, she's sure to bring that same passion to her Reagan Rattler family!
Head Coach Cross Country/Asst Girls Track
Asst. Athletic Coordinator/Head Cross Country/Head Girls Trackjmchug@neisd.net
Coach McHugh graduated from LaVernia High School in 1997 where she participated in cross country, track, and cheerleading. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a B. A. in English and later earned a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Coach McHugh is USA Track and Field Certified and is a Professional Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Four of her track athletes since 2014 have been awarded the NSCA All-American Award.
Coach McHugh began her career in education at Theodore Roosevelt High School in 2002—teaching English and coaching girls track. Coach McHugh enjoyed eight years at Roosevelt. In 2009 and 2010, her teams won the 25-6A Girls Track District Titles and were Regional Runners-Up. She coached 24 athletes to the 6A State Track Championship with four state medalists and one team placing eighth.
In 2010, Coach McHugh made the move to Reagan High School where she has coached cross country and girls track and has taught English and physical education classes. At Reagan she has coached 26 athletes to the 6A State Track and Cross Country Championships, with three athletes earning state medals. Coach McHugh’s cross country teams have won eight 26-6A District Titles in a row, and her girls track team has won three consecutive District Championships from 2016 to 2018. In 2018 Coach McHugh’s girls made NEISD history as they celebrated an undefeated regular season in addition to District, Area, and Regional Championships.
Coach McHugh has a genuine passion for her career, but undoubtedly, what defines her most is her family and faith. She has been married to her best friend, Troy, for 19 years and adores her eight-year-old daughter, Gabby. Gabby is a developing pole vaulter who loves dress up and zoo outings. Coach McHugh’s favorite moments include family road trips, days on the lake, and workouts with G. To have a family who shares her passion for building athletes and teaching young people about life through sports, is one of Coach McHugh's greatest blessings. She is beyond grateful to be a member of the Reagan Nation and to serve the Reagan community.