Jimmy Johnson is a legendary American football coach who has won numerous awards and championships. Beginning as an assistant coach, Johnson worked for a few years until he was finally named the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL). A few years later, he had a dispute with Jerry Jones and continued to serve as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. Under his coach, the Dallas Cowboys have won multiple championships.
Johnson were the first and only two football coaches and both led the team to the college football championship and the latter’s Super Bowl for two years in a row. Johnson has trained many famous head coaches during his career, including Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo, and Dave Wannstedt. He also received awards in recognition of his career and was inducted into the American Football Hall of Fame. After a successful career, he eventually retired and joined Fox Sports, which hosted sports shows. He wrote “Turning the Situation: My Soccer Career” reflected his life as a soccer coach and inspired many players and future coaches. Scroll down further for more interesting information on this personality.
American Football Coach
Former football player
Date of Birth:-
July 16th 1943
Port Arthur, USA
- In 1965, Johnson began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University. The following year, he worked at “Picayune Memorial High School” in Picayune, Mississippi.
- From 1967 to 1970, he worked as an assistant coach at various universities such as Wichita State University and Iowa State University.
- In 1973, he returned to Arkansas as the National Defense Coordinator and continued to hold this position for the next three years.
- In 1977, he joined the University of Pittsburgh as an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. He continued to hold this position for a year, training Randy Holloway, David Logan and Al Chesley.
- In 1979, he served as the head coach of Oklahoma State University (Oklahoma State University) and worked there for five years. Then he put on the “University of Miami” head coach hat.
- Johnson accepted Jerry Jones’ invitation to become the head coach of the National Football League’s “Dallas Cowboys” and continued from 1989 to 1993.
- After a dispute with the owner of the “Dallas Cowboys” Jerry Jones and his teammate Johnson from the University of Arkansas team, he left the position of head coach. The skilled coach then worked as a television analyst for “Fox Sports” for almost two years.
- In 1996, he joined the “Miami Dolphins” as head coach. However, he had fewer wins this season and resigned three years later.
- After retiring, he returned to “Fox Sports” again and is currently seen on “Fox NFL Sunday.” He also starred in television movies and appeared in the movie “Water Boy.”
- He has also been featured in many commercials and was featured on “BetterTrades” in 2007. The former trainer also signed an employment contract with US consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble.
- In 2010, he announced that he would see the male enhancement drug “ExtenZe” in advertisements.
- Johnson was born in Port Arthur, Texas on July 16, 1943. He attended “Thomas Jefferson High School” and was interested in soccer.
- During his participation in the “University of Arkansas”, he served as a lineman for the American football team “Arkansas Razor”. Many of his teammates continue to create a niche for themselves on the professional soccer field.
- In 1990, he won the “NFL Coach of the Year Award” from the Associated Press.
- For two consecutive years, he was the only “Super Bowl Champion Head Coach” for the 27th Super Bowl and 28th Super Bowl held in 1993 and 1994.
- After a very successful season, Johnson was elected to the “University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame” in 1996.
- In May 2012, he was inducted into the “College Football Hall of Fame” to celebrate his career as a soccer coach.
- The famous football coach was a classmate of Janis Joplin and went to the same school with her
Jimmy Johnson is considered as a legend when it comes to coaching of American Football teams. Throughout his career, he was regarded as the best. Following his retirement from coaching, he ventured into entertainment world and landed small roles in both films and TV shows. All in all, he has amassed a net worth of whopping 45 million dollars in his career.
He has 2 son and their names are
- Brent Johnson
- Chad Johnson
Relationships & Affairs:-
- On July 12, 1963, Johnson and Linda Kay Cooper exchanged a marriage contract, and the couple had two children. However, Johnson and Linda’s marriage eventually divorced in January 1990.
- In 1999, Johnson married Rhonda Rookmaaker for the second time and they currently live in Islamorada, Florida.