Who is Jimmy Johnson? Bio, Age, Wiki, Parents, Net Worth, Ethnicity

Jimmy Johnson

Facts of Jimmy Johnson

Full Name:Jimmy Johnson
Age:77 years 4 months
Birth Date:July 16, 1943
Horoscope:Cancer
Lucky Number:6
Lucky Stone:Moonstone
Lucky Color:Silver
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Birth Place:Port Arthur, Texas
Marital Status:Married
Gender:male
Husband / Wife Name:Rhonda Rookmaaker
Profession:Football Coach
Education:University of Arkansas
Weight:72 kg
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
Net Worth:$40 million
Nationality:American
Hair Color:Grey
Eye Color:Brown
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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 such as major football league championship, Super Bowl, etc.

What is Jimmy Johnson Famous For?

  • Is an American football coach.
  • First of three coaches to lead teams to Super Bowl victory and major college football championship. 

How old is Jimmy Johnson? Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Jimmy Johnson was born on July 16, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. Information about his parents, childhood, and siblings is not available. Jimmy holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is unknown.

Education Details

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.

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All about his 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.

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Caption: Jimmy Johnson (Source: Dolphin Wires)

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.

Retirement

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.

Jimmy Johnson: Net Worth, Salary

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. The top football coach earns around $6 million per annum.

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Is Jimmy Johnson married? Wife, Children

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.

Jimmy Johnson: Height, Weight, Eye Color

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

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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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Did You Know?

  • Jimmy is the only one of the five head coaches to lead a team in three of his final four years with the Cowboys.
  • He has a restaurant named Three Rings after winning three championships. He also had a restaurant named Oklahoma Restaurant but it is closed as of now.
  • In addition, he has a restaurant and bar in Key largo, Florida and it is named JJ’s Big Chill.