Barbara "B.J." Johnson enters her second season with the Cougars in 2018-19.
Johnson had a very sucessful inaugural campigan in 2018. The Cougars won 14 games, which tied a program season win mark and posted a 10 game winning streak to start the season. Kean made the NJAC Tournament for the first time since 2015, while four players were selected to the All-Conference and three to the IWLCA All-Region.
Johnson comes to Kean after stops at Rutgers University, Mount St. Mary's University, Penn State University, Temple University and The College of New Jersey.
She was a member of the Rutgers women's lacrosse staff as a volunteer assistant coach for the past four seasons.
Previously she served as the head coach of Mount St. Mary's for four seasons, leading the Mountaineers to three Northeast Conference Tournament berths. During her tenure Johnson coached one NEC Defensive Player of the Year (2011), seven All-NEC first teamers, seven All-NEC second-team selections and three All-Rookie team selections. In addition, the Mountaineers won the NEC Sportsmanship Award in 2011 and 2014.
In 2013, she guided Mount St. Mary's to the NEC Tournament for the 11th consecutive season and tied the NEC record with 15 overall trips. The squad put together a 6-3 record in the NEC.
Johnson made an immediate impact on the program in her first season in 2011, leading the Mountaineers to the NEC Championship game for the first time since the 2007 season and the fifth time overall. Mount St. Mary's finished 8-11 overall and 6-3 in NEC play.
From 2007-2010 she was an assistant at her alma mater, Penn State. While with the Nittany Lions, she was involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, working with both the offense and defense, scouting and film breakdown.
Johnson began her coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at The College of New Jersey, helping the team to the Division III National Championship game in 2004. She was an assistant coach at Temple for two seasons (2005-06), guiding the Owls to the Atlantic 10 regular season title in 2005.
A 2003 graduate of Penn State, Johnson earned Regional All-America honors in 2000 and 2001 as a midfielder with the Nittany Lions. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and earned her master's in physical education with a concentration in athletic administration from TCNJ in 2005.
Emily Stasuk joins the women’s lacrosse staff for her first season in 2019.
Stasuk just completed a four year playing career with the Cougars, where she totaled 175 points on 124 goals and 51 assists in 69 games. The two year captian started every game of her career as she tallied 98 groundballs, 95 draw controls and 35 caused turnovers. She was named an IWLCA All-Region and a NJAC All-Conference first team selection in 2017, while earning an All-NJAC honorable mention selection in 2018.
Stasuk was also an assistant coach with T3 Central 2020.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Writing from Kean in 2018.
Krista LaMaina joins the women’s lacrosse staff for her first season in 2019.
LaMaina just completed a four year playing career with the Cougars in both field hockey and women's lacrosse. For her lacrosse career, she totaled 60 points on 43 goals and 17 assists, while tallying 97 draw controls, 42 groundballs and 19 caused turnovers. For her field hockey career, she totaled 205 points on 86 goals and 33 assists, with 21 game winners and four defensive saves.
She recently worked as a Personal Trainer for Powertrain Sports & Fitness in Clarksboro, N.J. and was an assistant coach with NJ 2019 at Ulitmate Lacrosse in Princetion, N.J.
LaMaina graduated with a B.S. in Excercise Science from Kean in 2018.