Jaycie Johnson joined the Kansas soccer staff full time in July 2023 and recently completed her first season with the program. Johnson served as a volunteer assistant for the spring 2023 semester.
Johnson played her collegiate career at the University of Nebraska from 2013-16, where she led the team in goals three of her four seasons. Following her career as a Cornhusker, Johnson was drafted 27th overall in the 2017 NWSL Draft by the North Carolina Courage. She also was a member of the United States U23 women’s national team in 2015.
Johnson’s college career began in 2013 with one of the best freshman seasons in Nebraska Soccer history. She led the team with 17 goals, including four goals in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Johnson became the fifth player and only freshman in NCAA Tournament history to score four times in a single game.
Following her rookie campaign, Johnson received Second-Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors, an All-Big Ten Second Team selection, an unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team, a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team and the Offensive Player of the Big Ten Tournament in 2013. She also received national honors as TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI – First Team Freshman and Soccer America All-Freshman First Team.
As a senior in 2016 at Nebraska, Johnson was named a Third-Team NSCAA All-American, a First-Team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selection and earned a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team. Johnson claimed seven player of the week awards at Nebraska, which included two honors from national publications. She worked as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Johnson was a member of the North Carolina Courage (2017), OL Reign (2018-19) and the KC Current (2021-22) during her NWSL career. Johnson retired in late 2022 following multiple injuries.
Johnson is currently engaged to her fiancé Josh. The couple resides in Lawrence.