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Jimmy Johnson

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Jimmy Johnson’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Jimmy Johnson

Eye Color

Brown

Place Of Birth

Port Arthur, USA

Age

78 years old

Birth Date

July 15, 1943

Star Sign

Gemini

Jimmy Johnson Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Former American Football Coach, Sports Analyst, Restaurant Chain Owner

Education & Qualifications

University of Arkansas

Net Worth

$45 million

Current Partner

Rhonda Rookmaaker

Children

Brent Johnson, Chad Johnson

Parents

Allene Johnson, C.W. Johnson Jr.

Siblings

Wayne Johnson

Height

1.7m (5'7"")

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Sheep

Annual Earnings

$4 million+ per year

About Jimmy Johnson

Jimmy Johnson is a former coach of soccer, Fox Sports analyst, and a Fox NFL member.

James William Johnson is his full name; he was a soccer coach between 1979-1988. Jimmy Johnson was coaching at the collegiate level at this time. He was NFL head coach for nine seasons.

Born on July 16, 1943, in Port Arthur in Texas, J.W. Johnson was the first head coach to win both Super Bowl and college soccer national championship. The former was won by Dallas Cowboys and the latter by Miami. He is the 328th member of the Pro Football Hall Of fame.

Jimmy Johnson's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jimmy Johnson's net worth?

Jimmy Johnson has made his net worth from his coaching career. He has been guiding not only college soccer but also national champions. His name is in the Hall Of Fame for being a coach.

As of 2022, Johnson has made a net worth of around $45 million by doing what he is best at.

Johnson has also been a sports analyst and owns a food chain business. Johnson has been part of many television commercials. Jimmy Johnson is a member of Fox NFL Sunday as of 2022.

How much does Jimmy Johnson earn per year?

The former coach accumulated approximately $4 million or more in his coaching career. The account of his earnings as an analyst of Fox sports and his food chain earnings are currently unavailable to the audience.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jimmy Johnson?

Jimmy Johnson maintains his physique to be part of the sports industry. Johnson is nearly 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Jimmy Johnson?

Born on July 16, 1943, in Texas, Jimmy Johnson will celebrate his 79th birthday in 2022.

Childhood And Education

James William Johnson was born and brought up in Port Arthur to C.W. Johnson Jr. and Allene Johnson on July 16, 1943. He has a brother named Wayne Johnson.

Johnson used to go to Thomas Jefferson High School, which is popularly known as Memorial High School in Port Arthur. Later, Johnson played soccer for the University of Arkansas as a defensive lineman between 1962-1964. He was named to all Southwest Conference teams and helped Razorbacks become the national champions in 1964.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jimmy Johnson's partner?

Jimmy Johnson has been married to Rhonda Rookmaaker since 1999. The couple moved to Islamorada in the Florida Keys in 2010.

Johnson has two sons, Brent Johnson and Chad Johnson, from his ex-wife Linda Kay Cooper. Johnson and Cooper announced their separation in 1990.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

J.W. Johnson began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965. Later in 1966, Johnson became the assistant coach of Picayune Memorial High School in Mississippi. He served again as an assistant coach at Wichita State University between 1968-1969 and served at Iowa State University under Johnny Majors.

In 1970, under the head coach Chuck Fairbanks, he became a defensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma. Johnson returned to his alma mater Arkansas in 1973 to work as a defensive coordinator and gift the world soccer players like Dirt Winston and Brinson Manor. As assistant head coach and defensive coordinator, he parted ways from Arkansas to be part of the University of Pittsburgh in 1977 and 1978.

In 1979, Oklahoma State University offered him his first head coach job. He offered his guidance and coaching for five seasons. Johnson left Oklahoma State University to be part of the University of Miami in 1984. He guided them not only to survive bowl appearances but also to win the 1988 Orange Bowl.

This led Jimmy Johnson to succeed Tom Landry's head coach position for Dallas Cowboys in 1989. The Dallas Cowboys witnessed the victory of the Super Bowl twice under their head coach Johnson. Jerry Jones and Johnson had some conflict, and Johnson had to leave Dallas Cowboys after the second championship. Jerry Jones is the owner of the Cowboys team.

Johnson took two years to break from all the assistant coaches and head coaches and being just a soccer coach. He returned as a head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1996. Later the NFL head coach retired from Miami Dolphins, serving after the final season of 1999.

This was the beginning of Jimmy Johnson's television career. Johnson became the studio analyst for Fox Sports and is a member of the on-air staff of Fox NFL Sunday as of 2022.

Johnson has been part of many television commercials and has endorsed brands like Procter & Gamble.

Jimmy Johnson has made cameo appearances in both movies and television, like the series 'The Shield' where he played the character of the bearded prisoner who was in lockup. In 1994, he was a guest star on the show 'Coach' for the episode named 'Johnsonwreckers.' The Adam Sandler movie 'The Waterboy' is also based on sports, and Johnson made a friendly appearance next to Bill Cowher.

Jimmy Johnson was part of the competition 'Survivor: Nicaragua' with 19 others. In 2010, this was the 21st edition of 'Survivor.' He also tried to participate in the 17th season, 'Survivor: Gabon,' but failed during the physicals.

Charity Work

Chad Johnson is the founder and CEO of The Tranquil Shores Foundation, which helps individuals with drug and alcohol recovery issues. Being the founder's father, Jimmy Johnson wanted to help in any way he could. The father-son duo created a Jimmy Johnson Scholarship Fund to support the willing people with a lack of insurance and financial resources.

What awards has Jimmy Johnson won?

Johnson was awarded 1964 National champion and SWC champion twice, one for 1961 and another for 1964. Johnson was also awarded all-South Western champion in 1964. These are his achieving trophies as a player.

J.W. Johnson has won Super Bowl champion twice as a head coach for XXVII and XXVIII. In 1990, Johnson was the AP NFL Coach Of The Year. He won National champion in 1987 as a head coach and the 1986 Walter Camp Coach Of The Year.

Jimmy Johnson's Hobbies And Interests

Johnson loves fishing. He owns a boat docked behind his oceanfront home in the Florida keys. The boat is named 'Three Rings' after the three championships he won on professional and collegiate levels.

Other Interesting Jimmy Johnson Facts And Trivia

  • Jimmy Johnson's high school classmate used to be Janis Joplin, a Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame individual.
  • Future Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones played with Johnson during his Arkansas time.
  • Johnson's eleven assistant coaches became NCAA or NFL head coaches, including Butch Davis and Dave Campo. No NFL coach has achieved this in NFL history.
  • Jimmy Johnson owns the 'Three Rings' restaurant in Miami and JJ's 'Big Chill' in Key Largo, Florida.

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