Born: July 16, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas
Former Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jimmy Johnson first earned football accolades at Thomas Jefferson High School as a two-way lineman.
Attending University of Arkansas, Johnson became an All-Southwest Conference defensive lineman and helped lead the team to the 1964 national championship. He was a three-year letterman and named to Arkansas' All-Decade Team of the 1960's.
Johnson began coaching at Louisiana Tech in 1965. He spent two years at Iowa State under Johnny Majors and was part of Chuck Fairbanks' Oklahoma staff from 1970 to 1972. He returned to Arkansas in 1973 as his alma mater's defensive coordinator.
In 1977, Johnson went to Pittsburgh as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. In his two years there he ran one of college football's all-time great defenses. Taking over as head coach of a losing program at Oklahoma in 1979, Johnson completely transformed the team. Under Johnson, Oklahoma compiled a 29-25 record and had two bowl appearances. As head coach of the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988, Johnson led the Hurricanes to a 52-9 record, two Orange Bowl titles, and a national championship.
On February 25, 1989, Johnson was named by Jerry Jones as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. In 1991, the team sent four players to the Pro-Bowl, the first since 1979. The Cowboys produced the leading rusher, Emmit Smith, and receiver, Michael Irvin, in the same year. The 1991 playoff was the Cowboys' first post-season win since 1982 and the club's 11-5 was their best since 1983.
Johnson remained with the Cowboys until 1994 and led them to 2 Super Bowl victories. He is currently broadcasting for the Fox sports network and for HBO.
In 2020 Coach, Jimmy Johnson was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Congratulations Jimmy!!!!!