Men's Track & Field

Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
Position: Event=>Head Coach, Sprints, Hurdles, Relays
Years at Brown: 14th Year
Robert Johnson is in his fourteenth year on the staff at Brown, fifth as the Head Coach. Johnson has continued the tradition of success that the Brown program enjoyed under Bob Rothenberg in both cross country and track and field for 17 years. His women's team won the indoor and outdoor Heptagonal League track and field titles in 2001. Johnson also remains committed to the ideal of providing a supportive environment for student-athletes to succeed in both school and athletics.

Johnson enjoyed success in collegiate track, earning NAIA All-American status nine times both indoors and outdoors in the high hurdles. After graduating from Wayland Baptist University in 1984 with a degree in physical education and chemistry, Johnson went on to receive his master's degree in education. During that time he also served as an assistant coach at Wayland, where he helped guide the men's team to four consecutive indoor NAIA National Championships and the women's team to two national titles.

Johnson's responsibilities at Brown are primarily the sprinters, hurdlers and relay squads. At Brown he has developed a talented corps of athletes who continue to set school records, earn All-IVY status and to rank among the top sprinters and hurdlers in the Northeast. In 2001 it was his women's 4x400 relay squad that clinched another team title at Heps after a tight team battle with Yale and Harvard. Recently, Lauren Linder '04 won the 100 meter title at Heps, helping the team to a second place finish. He has also been an important asset in helping the multi-event athletes succeed in the sprint and hurdle aspects of their events.

Robert and his wife, Dee, have two children: Cory and Courtney. He has coached Cory's Pop Warner football team the past four years which resulted in a trip to the national championships in Orlando, FL in 2002.