Published or Revised October 10, 2014
David Johnson starts his tenth season as the head men’s golf coach at PJC. Johnson has been coaching at the collegiate level for 30 years. He worked at Cisco Junior College, Howard Payne University, Hardin-Simmons University and Navarro College before coming to PJC.
Johnson is a member of the Golf Coaches Association of America and serves as the Secretary for the association. He serves on committees for both the Golfweek/Ping Golf Coaches poll and the National Junior College Athletic Association poll. He also serves on the nominating committee for the Ping Golf Coaches Association of America All-American team.
The Dragons have made five trips to the NJCAA National Tournament under Johnson’s watch. PJC has been represented by two individuals at the tournament, Dennis Andersen in 2012 and Trumann Nugent in 2013. PJC had a NJCAA Region XIV Championship in 2008 and 2014 and three second-place and three third-place finishes at regional tournaments. The Dragons have had three Region XIV individual medalists, Jason Timmis (2009), Kevin Geisbrecht (2010) and Zac Oliver (2014).
Named the 2014 Region XIV Coach of the Year, Johnson has coached thirteen All-Region XIV players and has had four All Americans while at PJC. Both Jason Timmis and Nathan Blankenship were named as NJCAA All Americans in 2008. Timmis was also named to the first ever Ping/Golf Coaches Association of America All American team in 2008 and 2009. In 2012 Dennis Andersen was chosen as a Ping First Team All American. Zac Oliver was named second team Ping All-American and second team NJCAA All-American in 2014. “My main goal for my players when they come to Paris,” Johnson said, “is to get a great start on their education and graduate from PJC. I also want them to treat people right, always do what is right and enjoy the journey they are on.”
Johnson and his wife Amy have two daughters, Bethany and Kacey, son-in-law Colby and three grandkids, Wade, Michael and Madilynn.