Jimmy Johnson



jimmy johnson
  • Birth Name: James William Johnson
  • Birth Place: Port Arthur, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/16/1943, Cancer
  • Profession: Football coach; sports commentator; actor
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Jimmy Johnson Fast Facts:
  • Attended high school with Janis Joplin.
  • Was an all-conference defensive lineman at the University of Arkansas and was on the school's 1964 national championship team; future Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was also on the squad and he hired Johnson to coach the NFL team in 1989.
  • First head coaching job was at Oklahoma State (1979-83).
  • Wrote an autobiography, Turning the Thing Around: My Life in Football, in 1993.
  • Had a cameo as himself in the 1998 big-screen comedy The Waterboy, and another as a bearded prisoner in lockup in a 2006 episode of The Shield.
  • Was the first head coach in football history to win both an NCAA Championship (University of Miami-1987) and a Super Bowl title (Dallas Cowboys-1992 and 1993).
  • Coached the Miami Dolphins from 1996-99 before retiring from football to become an NFL analyst on Fox.
  • Was a contestant on CBS's Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010. He was the third player voted off the show.
  • Jimmy Johnson Relationships:
  • Brent Johnson - Son
  • Linda Kay Cooper - Ex-wife
  • Rhonda Rookmaaker - Wife
  • Chad Johnson - Son
  • College:
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (1965)


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