CJ Johnson

Being born in Ponca City, Coach Johnson lived in Oklahoma for his first 5 years before living in Houston, Texas and Rock Hill, South Carolina for a year each. Coach Johnson and his family of seven finally settled in Lakeland, FL in 1996. He attended LHS from 2002-2006 where he played football, baseball, weightlifting and track as well as a member of National Honor Society.  Coach Johnson played on the 04 & Started at DE and DT on the 05 National Championship team where he earned Scholar Athlete, Unsung Hero, and All-County Awards. 

Coach Johnson graduated with High Honors and earned an Athletic Scholarship to Olivet Nazarene University.  He transferred to the University of South Florida to walk-on and eventually transferred to Florida Southern to finish his degree due to injuries and to begin his coaching career.  He graduated from Florida Southern College with High Honors in 2010 with a double major in Human Movement & Performance and Physical Education. 

Coach Johnson began coaching Lakeland JV in 2008 while assisting the defensive line on Varsity ever since. His parents Jerry and Donna reside in Lakeland. He is the oldest of 5 children all of which have attended Lakeland High School.  He holds his USAW and CSCS certification and teaches in the Math and PE Departments at Lakeland Senior.

Off the field, Coach Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife Mandy, his two dogs Roscoe, Honey and his family.  They attend Highland Park Church in Lakeland and Coach Johnson also helps coach at Crossfit Lakeland.