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Chris Johnson
Position: Associate Head Coach - Sprints, Hurdles, Relays, Multis
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: 479-575-7490
Email: cpjohnso@uark.edu
Chris Johnson bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Chris Johnson begins his second season the associate head coach for the University of Arkansas women’s track and field team in 2013-14 after a tremendous first year with the Razorbacks.

The sprint and hurdle coach for the Razorbacks began his Arkansas career by coaching his student-athletes to 4 All-America honors, a national championship in the 4x400-meter relay outdoors and a pair of top 10 team finishes at the NCAA Championships.

Johnson’s first year in the Ozarks was not unfamiliar to him as he spent two years as a graduate assistant with the Razorbacks in 2003 and 2004. During that time Arkansas won two Southeastern Conference titles and was a mainstay at the top of the leaderboard at both the SEC and NCAA Championships.

Johnson had a hand in the development of multi-time Olympic gold medalist Veronica Brown-Campbell and NCAA Outdoor Champion and future U.S. Olympic Relay consideration LaShaunte’a Moore.

His second stint with the Razorbacks saw the sprint and hurdles program make significant improvements. Former Razorback and Nigerian Olympian Regina George won a NCAA title in 2013 by anchoring the Razorbacks’ outdoor 4x400-meter relay to a national championship.

Johnson’s student-athlete success was not limited to the national stage. He guided his squad to five All-SEC honors as well as 3 league championships. The Razorbacks also posted 30 marks that rank among the top 10 in Arkansas history highlighted by school records in 400m (indoor), 4x400m (indoor), 60 meter hurdles, DMR (indoor), 400 meters (outdoor), 400 meter hurdles and the 4x400 meter relay (outdoor). Those accomplishments were just a few of the many earned by Arkansas sprinters and with a year of recruiting under his belt, Johnson expects even more from his group in the years to come.

In between Johnson’s two stops in Fayetteville, he spent eight years at Penn State University, as an assistant and associate head coach. He was named the 2012 United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association’s (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Men’s Outdoor Assistant Coach of the Year, his seventh USTFCCCA honor after indoor awards in 2008-11 and outdoor accolades in 2008 and 2010.

Johnson’s time at Penn State included two NCAA Championships by his student-athletes, 36 Big Ten titles and more than 50 All-America honors. Johnson also guided the Nittany Lions to their first Big Ten 4x400-meter relay championship in program history. While in State College, Pa., Johnson’s student-athletes played a pivotal role in Penn State women’s fourth-place team finish at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

He coached his student-athletes to participation in four individual events and two relays at the championship while his crew earned seven All-America honors. On the national stage, Johnson coached former Nittany Lion Shana Cox to a championship in the 400 meters and saw a Cox led 4x-400-meter relay squad take the relay championship in 2008.

Johnson graduated from Lamar University in 1999, earning a degree in kinesiology. An outstanding athlete in his own right, he was a Sun Belt Conference champion at 400 meters.

He is married to the former Gi-Gi Miller, a 2001 NCAA triple jump champion and four-time All-American during her collegiate career at Arkansas. With Johnson as her coach, Miller competed at the 2005 and 2007 IAAF World Championships and was the 2006 U.S. champion in the heptathlon. The couple was married in October 2005.

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