Florida St. RB Coach Dave Johnson Talks About Getting The Seminoles Back To Prominence, His Relationship With Leonard Fournette & Tyran Mathieu, Recruiting Louisiana Kids
David Johnson was named Florida State’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator back in January after leaving the University of Tennessee. Johnson, who has spent the last two seasons at Tennessee, gets a chance to reunite with Dave Norvell after being the wide receivers coach on his Memphis staff in 2016 and 2017.
Before Memphis, Johnson spent four seasons on the Tulane staff as the running backs & Tight Ends coach under head coach Curtis Johnson.
Johnson got his first college coaching job at Millsaps College (Division III) back in 2005 where he spent three seasons at.
But it was in 1998 when Johnson started his coaching journey as offensive coordinator at his alma mater John F. Kennedy High School. He then joined the staff as the receivers coach at O. Perry Walker High School with McNeese St. head coach Frank Wilson & UL Ragin’ Cajun RB coach Jabbar Juluke.
Johnson coached Craig Davis, a first round pick by the San Diego Chargers in the 2007 draft along with Mike Wallace, who was drafted in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2009 draft.
In 2009, Johnson was hired at St. Augustine as head coach where he coached Tyran Mathieu & Leonard Fournette.
Johnson graduated from Nicholls St. & played receiver for the Colonels from 1991-1995. He was a two-time all-conference player his time there.
Coach Johnson did a zoom interview with G-Sportz about getting Florida St. back to prominence, his relationship with his former players Tyran Mathieu & Leonard Fournette, and so much more.
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