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Mike Johnson (American football coach)

Mike Johnson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1967-05-02) May 2, 1967
Los Angeles, California
Playing career
Arizona State
Mesa CC
San Antonio Riders
British Columbia Lions
Orlando Predators
Shreveport Pirates
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Oregon State (WR)
Oregon State (QB)
San Diego Chargers (QB)
Atlanta Falcons (WR)
Atlanta Falcons (QB)
Baltimore Ravens (WR)
San Francisco 49ers (QB)
San Francisco 49ers (OC)
UCLA Bruins (OC)
UCLA Bruins (interim HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 0–1

Michael Eric Johnson (born May 2, 1967) is an American football coach and former quarterback. He was the interim head coach for the UCLA Bruins football team after serving as their offensive coordinator. Previously, he spent two years with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Johnson was hired along with former offensive coordinator Jimmy Raye by San Francisco head coach Mike Singletary on February 6, 2009. Raye was fired on September 27, 2010 and Johnson was promoted.[1] As of the fall of 2014, he is now the head coach for The King's Academy Knights in Sunnyvale, California. The King's Academy has won three divisional titles in the past twenty-five years.

Playing career


Johnson was a backup quarterback at Arizona State University from 1985 to 1986. In 1987, Johnson was a Junior College All-American at Mesa Community College. In 1988 and 1989, Johnson played at the University of Akron. Johnson was named Akron's Athlete of the Year in 1990.


In 1991 and 1992, Johnson played quarterback for the San Antonio Riders of the World League. In 1992 and 1993, Johnson played for the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League. From 1994 to 1995, Johnson quarterbacked the Shreveport Pirates of the Canadian Football League.

Coaching career

At Oregon State University, Johnson and the wide receiver coach from 1997 to 1998 and the quarterback coach in 1999. Johnson was the San Diego Chargers quarterbacks coach for the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Johnson served as the quarterbacks coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2003 to 2005 where he worked with Quarterback Michael Vick. In 2003, Mike Johnson was the offensive coordinator for the last two games of the season under interim head coach Wade Phillips.

Before joining the 49ers, Mike Johnson was the wide receivers coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 and 2007. On September 27, 2010, Johnson was named offensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, replacing Jimmy Raye.

After the end of the 2010 season, Johnson was not retained by the new head coach Jim Harbaugh. He was later hired as an assistant coach at UCLA in January 2011. He was named UCLA's interim head coach after the firing of Rick Neuheisel. He coached the final game of the season at the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.[2]

Johnson was not retained by new UCLA coach Jim L. Mora in 2012.

On April 15, 2014, Johnson was announced as the new development director and Head Football Coach at The King's Academy in Sunnyvale, Ca. [3]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
UCLA Bruins (Pacific-12 Conference) (2011)
2011 UCLA 0–1[n 1] 0–0[n 1] (South)[n 1] Kraft Fight Hunger[n 1]
UCLA: 0–1 0–0
Total: 0–1


  1. ^ a b c d Rick Neuheisel was fired after the Pac-12 Championship Game. Johnson was appointed as interim head coach and coached the team in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.


  1. ^ Matt Maiocco. "49ers Fire Offensive Coordinator Jimmy Raye". CSN Bay Area. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^
  3. ^
Preceded by
Jimmy Raye II
San Francisco 49ers Offensive Coordinators
Succeeded by
Greg Roman

External links

  • UCLA profile
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