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Tony Johnson

 Tony Johnson



Degrees and Certifications:

Tony Johnson

Campus: WT White High School
Sport: Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach

Years’ Coaching Experience: 26


Collegiate Alma Mater:

Mid America Nazarene University, B.A. 

Texas Christian University , M.A.

Fort Hays State University, M. S.

A native of Olathe, Kansas, Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education from Mid America Nazarene University, in Olathe, Kansas in 1996. Johnson holds two Masters degrees. The first was received from Texas Christian University in Liberal Arts, and the second from Fort Hays State in Education Administration.  

After completing his undergraduate degree, he served as an assistant coach and classroom teacher in the Shawnee Mission School district, in Overland Park, Kansas.  Five years later Johnson was offered the chance to coach at the college level. 

Johnson would go on to coach at TCU under Frogs Head Coaches Dennis Franchione and Gary Patterson. Winning bowl games and coaching with one of the NFL's best ever players in LaDainian Tomlinson. 

After receiving his Master’s degree from TCU, he began a successful stint at various high schools and colleges in Kansas and Texas. Johnson was CVL coach of the year in 2000 and would go on to coach in the NCAA Division 2 final four while at Texas A&M University of Kingsville.   

Johnson returned to full time high school coaching in Texas in the 2009  as the offensive coordinator at South Grand Prairie. Johnson also served as the director of recruiting.

Johnson would then go on to be the head football Assistant AD at Maypearl  ISD before leaving to become an Offensive coordinator and Recruiting Director at Duncanville ISD and eventually the Athletic Director, Head Football coach at Bonham

While at Bonham Johnson was instrumental in helping flip a dormant program, while helping the community and its stake holders pass the first bond in 35 years for new facilities and a new high school. 

2018 marks the 26th year of coaching for Johnson. A teacher of life skills as well as athletics, Johnson has coached or trained over 100 offensive linemen who have earned college scholarships. Johnson is excited to lead the Longhorn program of W.T. White. 

"There is no greater joy than helping young people realize their goals and dreams." 

He and his wife Mary a Math teacher in the Grand Prairie ISD are the proud parents of four children.Anthony (24), Frazier (23) Alexandra (19) and Faith (17)

Johnson has three dogs and enjoys classic cars and golf in his free time.