Angie Johnson, who possesses nearly two decades of coaching experience in the Big Ten and Atlantic Coast Conferences, joined the Lady Bulldogs' staff in June 2012.
"Angie's work over the past 15 years was paramount to the success of the Florida State program, and we look forward to her having that impact at the University of Georgia," Andy Landers said. "Angie is extremely well connected in the recruiting world, very well organized and has all the values and qualities that we want on our coaching staff."
Johnson had been at Florida State since 1997. In addition, she was an assistant coach at Wisconsin from 1994-97.
In Johnson's 18 seasons of coaching at the Division I level, 12 teams have advanced to postseason play. That tally includes 10 trips to the NCAA Tournament (eight at FSU and two at Wisconsin), including Florida State's first-ever "Elite Eight" in 2010.
"UGA has one of the richest winning histories in women's basketball and has every component needed to be even more of a national powerhouse," Johnson said. "Its first-rate facilities, academic excellence and amazing athletic traditions are among the things that initially draw you in, but what I continually hear from staff and players is that the family atmosphere created by Coach Landers is the best part of Georgia Basketball. To have this opportunity to work alongside him is an honor and I couldn't be more thrilled."
As Florida State's recruiting coordinator, Johnson helped assemble classes that were ranked No. 6 and No. 7 nationally by ESPN's Hoopgurlz in the falls of 2009 and 2007, respectively. In addition, the Seminoles signed at least two top-100 prospects during five of the past six years.
Off the court, Johnson worked closely with Florida State's athletic academic support staff in monitoring the academic progress of the team and helped the Seminoles achieve unprecedented performances in the classroom. Florida State had 25 members on the All-ACC Academic Women's Basketball Team since the award's inception in 1998. FSU also had an ACC-best 67 ACC Academic Honor Roll selections. In 2007-08 and in 2008-09, Mara Freshour earned Academic All-ACC honors as well as ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District accolades.
Prior to coaching collegiately, Johnson was the assistant coach at her alma mater, Paul G. Blazer High School.
Johnson was a four-year letterwinner at Louisville from 1987-91 and ranked among the Cardinals' top-10 leaders in career rebounds (621) and games played (120) when she graduated.
Johnson, who earned her bachelor's degree in biology, was a standout off the court as well. She was a Woodford R. Porter Scholar and recipient of the 1991 Ed Kallay Senior Award, the highest honor the athletic department bestows, which is given to the male and female senior athlete for exemplifying the characteristics of leadership, exuberance for sport, devotion to U of L, commitment to community service and dedication to excellence in their sport.