|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach|
|College:||Ohio University '78|
Art Johnson just finished his 15th season as head coach of the Express men's soccer program.
In this past year in which the Express finished 14-6-1, Johnson led the program to its first ever OCCAC championship while being named OCCAC Coach of the Year for the fifth time (2002, 2003, 2006, 2011). The season came to an end with a loss in the Region XII semifinals to Cincinnati State. The team did, however, achieve the program's fourth highest win total in a single season, and they captured the Lincoln Land Tournament Championship.
Since beginning the program in 1998, Johnson-led teams have compiled a 166-123-17 overall record. In 2011, he led the Express to a 13-8 record and a second place finish in the OCCAC.
Through the 2012 season, Johnson has coached one NJCAA Athletic All-American (Sean Bucknor - 2006 and 2007), 10 NJCAA Academic All-Americans and one NSCAA Athletic All-American.
Additionally, Johnson has produced 63 All-OCCAC honorees, 45 All-Region XII recipients, five OCCAC Offensive Player of the Year winners, four OCCAC Defensive Player of the Year honorees and one OCCAC Midfielder of the Year. Moreover, Bucknor was a two-time OCCAC Player of the Year recipient (2006-07).
In 2012, Johnson coached the three highest vote getters in OCCAC postseason award voting in Glenroy Miller, Nickyle Webber and Juavanie Cole.
Personally, Johnson was named Region XII Coach of the Year in 2005.
Prior to coming to Owens, Johnson was a 19-year veteran of the St. John's Jesuit High School soccer program. In 12 seasons as head coach, he compiled a 150-51-20 record. He was named the 1997 Division I Ohio private school Coach of the Year.
Johnson is a native of Rochester, N.Y., and played soccer at Monroe Community College in 1975. He graduated from Ohio University in 1978, where he captained the team as a senior. The Toledo resident returned as an assistant the following season.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Soccer Coach|
Dave Prediger just completed his second season as an assistant coach in the Express men's soccer program.
Prior to coaching at Owens, Prediger served as head varsity boys and girls soccer coach at Maumee Valley Country Day School for the past 20 years. Additionally, he taught physical education and health over the same period.
Prediger is a graduate of Concordia University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in physical education and minors in biology and theology. He played soccer four years at Concordia and received All-National College Christian Athletic Association honors. Following his playing career at Concordia, Prediger played professionally for the Arkansas Diamonds, Toledo Pride and Toledo Twisters.
Prediger resides in Holland, Ohio with his wife, Paula, and their son, Kody. The Benton Harbor, Mich., native is currently working on a master's degree at Drake University.