Greg Johnson (American football)

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For the former National Football League player, see Greg Johnson (defensive lineman).
Greg Johnson
Sport(s) Football
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1991 Langston (assistant)
1992–1996 Langston
1997–1998 Prairie View A&M
2004–2010 Langston
2012 Texas Southern (Assoc. HC/co-DC/CB)
Head coaching record
Overall 82–76

Greg Johnson is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Langston University from 1992 to 1996 at and Prairie View A&M University from 1997 to 1998, compiling a career college record of 36–49.

On January 31, 2012 it was announced that Johnson has been hired by Texas Southern to be the associate head coach, co-defensive coordinator, and cornerbacks coach.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Johnson was the 19th head football coach for the Prairie View A&M University Panthers located in Prairie View, Texas and he held that position for two seasons, from 1997 until 1998. His career coaching record at Prairie View was 1 wins, 19 losses, and 0 ties. As of the conclusion of the 2007 season, this ranks him 19th at Prairie View in total wins and 21st at Prairie View in winning percentage (.050).[2][3]

Johnson lost the first 12 games of his career—part of an 80-game losing streak over parts of 10 seasons, the longest in NCAA history .[4] However, it was in the fourth game of his second season as head coach when the streak was broken by a 14-12 victory over Langston University.[5][6][7] Tensions over the losing streak had grown so high at the school that the entire marching band was suspended by the conference the week before as a result of fighting between marching bands.[8]


  1. ^ "New Team of TSU Football Coaches now on Board". Texas Southern Athletics. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ Prairie View A&M University coaching records
  3. ^ "Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical University Directory". The Sports Network. 
  4. ^ Sports Illustrated Memorable Losing Streaks, Prairie View A&M
  5. ^ Sports Illustrated "It's over - Prairie View finally ends 80-game losing streak"
  6. ^ Black Issues in Higher Education, "Play ball, for now" Oct 29, 1998
  7. ^ Prairie View 1998 schedule results
  8. ^ SWAC Suspends PVAMU and SU Marching Bands

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