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Eric Johnson joined the Avila Bay Club tennis staff as tennis coach in Septemberof 2019. Johnson is a former standout player at USC. During his time there, he was part of three national championship-winning teams. In 2014, Johnson was named to the NCAA All-Tournament Team after his undefeated singles play helped the Trojans claim the 2014 NCAA Championship. During his senior year, Johnson was team captain and played in the top lineup spots. He also earned PAC-12 All-Academic Honors and represented the United States at the University Games in Russia. Prior to joining the Mustang coaching staff, Johnson wrapped up a successful run as a professional on the ATP tour, winning tournaments in both Israel and Greece. He held an ATP ranking as high as 507. Eric's background as a player with his experiences both at USC and on the ATP tour will be of tremendous value for the development of our players at Avila Bay Club. Johnson has been a staple of the tennis community in California for a long time. He was ranked as the top junior player in northern California in both singles and doubles in the 10-18 age range and was a blue-chip recruit coming out of high school. "I couldn't be more excited to become a part of the Avila Bay Club," Johnson said. "I am truly grateful for the opportunity to coach at such an amazing club that is backed by a very supportive tennis community." Originally from San Jose, California, Johnson attended Bellarmine Prep for his first two years before finishing at the Laurel Springs School. He graduated from USC in 2015 with a degree in accounting.