40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Emily Johnson


Akron North High School

Job Title

Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach


Johnson is entering her fourth year as a head coach and in 2017 was named APS Coach of the Year. Her team is comprised of resettled refugees who are English Language Learners and are struggling to fit into a new culture. Johnson uses their shared love of soccer to instill a sense of belonging and family in her team in order to give them stability, acceptance, and to encourage them to complete their education.