SoCal Coyote News COYOTES ADD VETERAN ASSISTANT COACH JEFF JOHNSON Posted on August 23, 2018 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr (INDIO) – Jeff Johnson, a veteran assistant football coach who helped lead Central Washington University to a 1995 national championship, has been named special teams coach and defensive assistant by the five-time champion SoCal Coyotes. America’s #1 Developmental Pro Football Program™ added Johnson in time for 2018 training camp, where he is coaching defensive backs and linebackers alongside assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Mark Ramer. Johnson has deep desert roots. He opened Palm Desert High School as a walk-on volunteer coach in 1990. He became an integral member of a coaching staff that sent four straight teams to the DVL playoffs, including a championship in 1992. Former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jon Kitna Coach Johnson followed these results with a successful run at Central Washington, where he coached the defense and was freshman head coach. Notably during this time was his development of a young quarterback named John Kitna, who went on to play 15 years in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys. From 1996 to 2015, Coach Johnson was a defensive coordinator at Oregon’s Crater High School, Lakeridge High School, and Edgerton High School, the latter of which he served as assistant head coach. Coach Johnson earned his Bachelor’s Degree from National University, and in 2017 completed his Master’s Degree from Liberty University. He is married to his high school sweetheart Ann Johnson, and is the father of three children, three step-children, and six grandchildren. ABOUT THE SOCAL COYOTES The SoCal Coyotes are the national standard of American developmental football. The Coyotes non-profit organization provides elite athletes a professional environment that refines and showcases their skills through trademarked processes similar to the NBA’s D-league and MLB’s minor-league systems. NFL executives have named the SoCal Coyotes organization America’s #1 Developmental Football Program™ for its national, scalable brands, community outreach programs, five-year operating track record, verifiable data, youth curriculum, sales, public-private sector alliances, and measured results.