Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson is an American football coach who is working as the Head Coach position for the National Football League (NFL) Dallas Cowboys. During his coaching the Dallas Cowboys, he won several championships.

How old is Jimmy Johnson?

Jimmy Johnson was born on July 16, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. Information about his parents and siblings is not available. He studied at ‘Thomas Jefferson High School’ with a strong interest in football.

While attending the ‘University of Arkansas’, he played for the ‘Arkansas Razorbacks’ football team as a lineman. Many of his teammates went on to carve a niche for themselves in the professional football arena.

Coaching career

He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at ‘Louisiana Tech University’ in 1965. The next year he took up the same position at ‘Picayune Memorial High School’ in Picayune, Mississippi.

He worked as an assistant coach at several universities like ‘Wichita State University’ and ‘Iowa State University’ from 1967 to 1970. He took up the position of defensive coordinator in 1973 when he returned to Arkansas and continued in this position for the next three years.

Then he joined ‘The University of Pittsburgh’ as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator in 1977. He continued in this position for another year coaching Randy Holloway, David Logan, and Al Chesley. Likewise, he coached at the ‘Oklahoma State University’ in 1979 and coached here for the next five years. Then he donned the cap of a head coach at the ‘University of Miami’.

Johnson took up an offer by Jerry Jones to become head coach of the National Football League’s ‘Dallas Cowboys’ and continued there from 1989 -93.

Johnson is also the first and one of only two football coaches who have lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl-winning the latter for two consecutive years. Moreover, he has coached several famous head coaches including Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo, and Dave Wannstedt. He has also won awards acknowledging his career and has been inducted in the Football Hall of Fame.

After his retirement, he worked as an associate himself with Fox Sports hosting sports shows. Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football is the book written by him which reflects his life as a football coach and inspires many players and future coaches.

In 2020,  Hall of Fame president David Baker announced to Johnson during Fox Sports’ halftime show of the NFC divisional-round game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Who is Johnson Married to?

On July 12, 1963, Johnson married Linda Kay Cooper and the couple welcomed two sons. However, they divorced in January 1990.

Then he got married for the second time to Rhonda Rookmaaker on July 18, 1999, and presently they reside in their abode at Islamorada, Florida.

What is Jimmy Johnson Net Worth?

He has an estimated net worth of around $40 million and he owns three restaurants; one in Miami, another in Oklahoma, and the third in Florida. His TV appearances have also earned him money, including the infomercial endorsement with Procter and Gamble.

How tall is Jimmy Johnson?

Jimmy Johnson’s height is 5 feet and 11 inches and weighs 72 kg. He has grey hair and brown eyes.

Is Jimmy Johnson active on social media?

He has 464k followers on Instagram, 1M followers on Facebook, and around 2.6M followers on Twitter.

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