March 3, 2003
University Appoints Paul K. Johnson as Head Baseball Coach;
Coach Brings Winning Ways, Diamond Experience to LionsProgram;
Season Opens at Home On March 8th Against McDaniel College
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu) Lincoln University
has appointed Paul K. Johnson as its new head baseball
coach. Coach Johnson brings a wealth of organized baseball
experience-most notably from the youth and college
ranks--to the Lincoln program. The Lions will open the
2003 season-weather and field conditions permitting
in a home doubleheader against McDaniel College (formerly
Western Maryland University) on Saturday, March 8 at 12
noon. The team will play a 22-game schedule.
previous collegiate experience includes assistant coaching
stints at Bucks County Community College (Pa.) and Montgomery
County Community College (Pa.) during the 1999 and 2000
seasons. While at Bucks County Community College, he was
an interim head baseball coach at one juncture of the
1999 season and also served as a first and third base
coach. Johnson was also the teams hitting instructor
a 1992 graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia who
majored in business administration, has also experienced
a great deal of success on the citys youth baseball
scene as a head coach in the Philadelphia Phillies Senior
Intramural RBI (Revitalizing Baseball In the Inner Cities)
League Program (ages 16-18). As head coach of the RBI
Leagues Philly Area Black Sox of Sayre/Morris Recreation
Center, Johnson led his team to league championships in
2002, 1998, 1997 and 1996. This included a 22-0 record
in 1996. Johnson will continue to coach the Black Sox
baseball team at the end of the Lions season.
was the only non-high school or non-collegiate coach to
be selected to the East-West Ambassadors Baseball Tour
to Puerto Rico in 1995. Johnsons 13-year youth baseball
coaching record is 183-53-3, which includes nine league
championships, 12 division titles and 12 championship
number of Johnsons youth players, including Marc
Holley (Lincoln 01), Eric Pugh (Greensboro College)
and Andre Andrews (Penn State-Abington) have moved onto
the college ranks. Johnson, who has also coached on the
American Legion and Babe Ruth League levels, hopes to
utilize his youth baseball connections along the Northeast
corridor (specifically New York to Washington, D.C.) to
improve the Lions baseball program.
got a team with a lot of potential, said Johnson.
Im really looking forward to the new season.
Our guys have been working hard to get ready for the upcoming
season. Im also looking forward to bringing the
most talented baseball players available to the Lincoln
program. High school and inner-city youth baseball programs
along the Northeast corridor has greatly improved in recent
Johnson is committed to teaching the fundamentals of the
gameaggressive base running/stealing, consistent
hitting, effective pitching and solid defenseto
give his teams the best opportunity to be successful.
in 1854 as Americas first Historically Black University,
Lincoln University is one of the nations leading
producers of African Americans with undergraduate degrees
in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and information sciences; and biological and
life sciences. The Universitys liberal arts and
sciences-based undergraduate curriculum, and selected
graduate courses, meet the needs of students competing
in a highly technological and global society.
University will celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th
anniversary, from April 2003 through May 2004 with an
array of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit us on the web at www.lincoln.edu.