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Curtis Johnson (American football coach)

Curtis Johnson
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Tulane
Conference The American
Record 14–31
Biographical details
Born (1961-11-05) November 5, 1961
New Orleans, Louisiana
Alma mater Idaho
Playing career
1980–1983 Idaho
Position(s) Wide Receiver
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984–1986 Lewiston (ID) HS (WR)
1987–1988 Idaho (WR)
1989–1993 San Diego St. (WR)
1994 SMU (WR)
1995 Cal (WR)
1996–2005 Miami (FL) (WR)
2006–2011 New Orleans Saints (WR)
2012–Present Tulane
Head coaching record
Overall 14–31
Bowls 0-1
College Football Data Warehouse

Curtis Johnson, Jr. (born November 5, 1961) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Tulane University, a position he assumed in December 2011 after six seasons coaching wide receivers for the New Orleans Saints.


  • Assistant coaching career 1
    • Miami 1.1
    • New Orleans Saints 1.2
  • Head coaching career 2
    • Tulane 2.1
  • Personal life 3
  • Head coaching record 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Assistant coaching career

After graduating from the University of Idaho, Johnson first became a wide receivers coach at Lewiston High School in Lewiston, Idaho before taking his first college assistant job for Idaho in 1987.[1] In the series of assistant jobs that followed, Johnson developed a reputation as an outstanding recruiter as well as position coach. At San Diego State, he recruited future Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk (like him, a native New Orleanian),[2] as well as wide receiver Darnay Scott.[1] After San Diego State, Johnson spent single seasons at Southern Methodist University, and at the University of California (where he coached future All-American Bobby Shaw, among others), before taking a position at Miami in 1996.[3]


Johnson spent the next decade at Miami. As part of a staff that went to nine bowl games and won the 2001 National Championship, Johnson coached Andre Johnson, Santana Moss, and Reggie Wayne.[1] He was also credited with recruiting standout safety Ed Reed, another native New Orleanian.[4]

New Orleans Saints

Johnson was a member of Sean Payton's original Saints coaching staff. In his time there, he coached wide receivers Marques Colston, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, and Lance Moore, among others. From 2006-11, his wideouts combined for 108 touchdown grabs and 35 performances with over 100 yards receiving.[1] He was part of the coaching staff for the team that won Super Bowl XLIV in the 2009 season.[4]

Head coaching career


On December 5, 2011, Johnson was named the new head coach of the Tulane Green Wave football team, replacing outgoing coach Bob Toledo. Johnson finished the NFL season with the Saints while simultaneously taking over the program at Tulane.[5]

Personal life

Johnson was born in New Orleans and grew up in St. Rose, Louisiana, where his father was a St. Charles Parish councilman. He attended St. Charles Catholic High School in LaPlace, Louisiana. He was honored by his high school's community with an exhibit hosted by the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association and the River Road Historical Society in 2010.[6] After high school, at the University of Idaho, Johnson played college football, ran track and field, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.[7] He and his wife Angel live in Harvey and have six children.[8] Johnson is a deacon at his church, and has travelled to schools and camps promoting academic success, hard work and faith.[9]

One of his sons, Curtis "Trey" Johnson III is a 2011 wide receiver for the University of Memphis.[10]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Tulane Green Wave (Conference USA) (2012–2013)
2012 Tulane 2–10 2–6 6th (West)
2013 Tulane 7–6 5–3 4th (West) L New Orleans
Tulane Green Wave (American Athletic Conference) (2014–present)
2014 Tulane 3–9 2–6 T–8th
2015 Tulane 2–6 1–4 (Western)
Tulane: 14–31 10–19
Total: 14–31
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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  2. ^ Scott Miller, "Air of Aztec Ways: SDSU Targets Progress in Passing Game", Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2001. ("As the primary recruiter of Marshall Faulk, San Diego State receivers' coach Curtis Johnson is getting more national publicity than ever. When ABC television ran a halftime segment on Faulk a couple of weeks ago, they also interviewed Johnson. Like Faulk, Johnson has been on ESPN and in Sports Illustrated.")
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  4. ^ a b "Wearing NFL and college championship rings, Curtis Johnson says Tulane will play for trophies", Associated Press in The Washington Post, December 5, 2011.
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External links

  • Tulane profile
  • New Orleans Saints profile
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