Jimmy Johnson - age: 78

Jimmy Johnson

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Hall of Fame coach who won an NCAA Championship with the Miami Hurricanes in 1987 and led the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. He became a football analyst after retirement.He wrote a book about his experiences, titled 'Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football'.He became the fifth coach, after Vince Lombardi, to coach in consecutive Super Bowls.

BEFORE FAME

He began his career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965 and at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi in 1966.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He married Rhonda Rookmaaker in 1999 and he has two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia.

Historical Events in the Life of Jimmy Johnson

1989-11-23 "Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players
1994-3-29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
1996-1-10 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

The meaning of the name Johnson: Son Of John

FUN FACTS

Coach Jimmy Johnson were born on Friday, birthstone is Ruby, the seaon was Summer in the Chinese year of Goat, it is 196 days until Jimmy Johnson next birthday.

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