Went to school at Tufts University; one of his first coaching gigs was at St. Albans School in Washington, DC, where he worked with high school discus thrower and future Vice President Al Gore.
Johnson's first collegiate coaching experience came at the University of Florida in 1975, where he served as an assistant track coach. When USTFCCCA Hall of Famer Payton Jordan retired from Stanford in 1979, Johnson accepted the head coaching position there. While coaching the Cardinal, Johnson worked with such talented athletes as PattiSue Plumer and Ceci (Hopp) St. Geme. He left Stanford for Cal Poly in 1993, and in 1996, he retired from collegiate coaching to concentrate on his work with elite-level athletes.
Johnson worked with his first Olympian in 1960, 110m hurdles Silver Medalist Willie May, and has coached an athlete at every Olympics since 1968. He was the 1984 Olympic Team women's head coach and will serve as a relay coach for the 2008 Olympic Team.
He is a former director of the ARCO Olympic Training Center, and as the High Performance Division chair for USATF, he also serves on the USATF Board of Directors. Since 2003, he has been National Relay Teams coach for USATF.
Read the last paragraph, and you can see why this is a major conflict of interest on so many levels!
Whoever brought up that old thread from 2004 on the relay team & Jearl Miles Clark--most of the stuff is still true today.
Doug Logan didn't say it directly, but he's calling out Brooks and all those on Brooks' gravy train (Chaplin, Hightower, Richburg, Farmer-Patrick, and any one of the 'good old boys' who's directly benefited from his appointments, trips on high performance summits, etc.). If Hightower wins election as USATF president, we can see a possible game of chicken between her and Logan coming.
Just also wondering if there will be another high performance coaches' summit in Las Vegas in December so we can be fed some more Kool-Aid on the 'critical zone'?