Head Coach Salee Johnson-Edwards Bio

Head Coach Salee Johnson-Edwards is the UTM program's first ever varsity women's basketball coach as the team enters the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association for the 2017-2018 season. Before taking the job at the helm, Johnson-Edwards served in the University of Toronto Mississauga's athletic department since 2013 and is still at the helm for the 2016-17 women's development league basketball team. In the 2015-16 season, the Eagles finished with a 6-5 record in league play, fighting their way to the title game of the University of Toronto Development League.

Before her return to Canada, Johnson-Edwards spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Fordham University women's basketball team (Bronx, New York) under head coach Stephanie Gaitley. There she was in charge of community service and film breakdown for the Rams, as well as recruiting in her native country of Canada. On the court, she worked with Fordham's guards. In her second season for the Rams, the team finished with a 26-9 overall record, and 12-2 in Atlantic-10 conference play. The team advanced to the A-10 title game and made it to the Sweet 16 of the Women's National Invitational Tournament (WNIT).

Prior to Fordham, she served a stint under Gaitley, as an assistant coach for Monmouth University in Long Branch, New Jersey during the 2010-11 season. The Hawks finish with a 23-10 overall record, and 13-5 in the Northeast Conference play. Monmouth advanced to the NEC title game, receiving their first ever bid to the WNIT and its first postseason appearance since making the 1983 NCAA Tournament.

Before Monmouth, Johnson-Edwards served as the women's basketball head coach at Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, from 2008-2010. 

A 2007 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Johnson-Edwards received her bachelor's degree in journalism. She was also a four year member of the New Hampshire women's varsity basketball team.  Johnson-Edwards is married to Tyson Edwards, and has one daughter, Sydnee, and one son, Tyree.