Coach Johnston played football and ran track at Sealy JH/HS. He was a football coach's assistant at Blinn College. He played rec club rugby and handball at UT-Austin. He coached high school cross country/track at Humble/Bridge City HS for 16 years. He competed against former Soviet track champions in Ukraine while traveling with a US/Canadian Christian ministry team winning an 800m race and also played in USA vs. Ukraine football game as the kicker. He coached club track & field in the French West Indies. He is a life-long distance runner (800m-marathon) and has competed in 3-4 triathlons. Coach J attended Blinn College and UT Austin to get his degree and got his masters degree from Sam Houston State University.
He has been coaching for 35 yrs+, with his last 14 years at CMS, where he also teaches physical education.
He has been married to his wife Joanie for 29 years and they have four adult sons: Samuel, Daniel, Thomas, and Nathan. In his spare time Coach J enjoys
distance running, cycling, disc golf, and officiating track & field meets.
His favorite sports teams to cheer for are the CMS and KHS Cross Country and Track teams!
1. Every Day is a Great Day to Run!!
2. If you want to get ahead, you've got to get out of bed!!
3. You've Gotta LOVE IT!!