Jimmy Johnson Biography

James William "Jimmy" Johnson is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater from 1979 to 1983 and the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988. Johnson then moved to the National Football League, serving as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1993 and the Miami Dolphins from 1996 to 1999. As of 2013, he is an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, the Fox network's NFL pregame show.

Johnson was the first and one of only three football coaches to lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl.

Johnson's coaching tree includes a number of future head coaches such as Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo, and Dave Wannstedt. In 1993, Johnson wrote Turning the Thing Around: My Life in Football, ghostwritten by Ed Hinton. Johnson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jimmy Johnson
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, American Football coach, Coach, Commentator, Actor, Businessperson, Athlete
Date of Birth:
July 16, 1943 (74)
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Marriages
Divorces
Jimmy Johnson Timeline
  • 1989-11-23
    "Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players
  • 1994-03-29
    Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
  • 1996-01-10
    Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins
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Jimmy Johnson. [Internet]. 2018. The HistoryHop.com website. Available from: www.historyhop.com/famous-people/jimmy-johnson/bio [Accessed 19 Jun 2018].

MLA Style

"Jimmy Johnson." Bio. The HistoryHop.com website, 2018. Web. 19 Jun 2018.

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