Coach Mark Johnson


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Coach Mark Johnson

    A Hall of Fame Coach, a father, a grandfather, an author, and an inspiring motivational speaker

Coach Johnson has enthusiastically inspired and impacted thousands of folks over the course of 41years of coaching and speaking.  His experiences as a highly honored player, coach, and teacher bring bold thoughts, inspirational life-changing stories, and a powerful message.

As a NCAA Division I baseball coach for 41 years at top level, successful programs, Coach Johnson has been a highly sought-after speaker throughout the country.  His engaging presentation and inspiring message touch the lives of his audience with clarity and a straightforward approach.  His life of character, integrity, and high values will strike a chilling cord as you join him on the less traveled road to excellence in today's world. 

"Coach Mark Johnson is one of the most dynamic speakers in all of athletics.  I have had the pleasure of hearing him speak at numerous national clinics, banquets and meetings and he is truly outstanding.  His knowledge of the topic; his organization of thoughts, and his ability to deliver, rank among the best of all motivational and leadership speakers.  One becomes totally absorbed in his presentations, which contain not only meaningful, useful information, but are delivered with wit and humor.  It is an absolute treat to have coach Johnson as a featured speaker. "

Dave Keilitz, Executive Director, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)

 
   

ABOUT THE COACH

Coach Johnson received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. He played professional baseball in the New York Mets organization for three years. For 15 years he was an assistant baseball coach at his alma mater, University of Arizona, Mississippi State University, and Texas A&M University. In 1984 he became the successful head baseball coach at Texas A&M University for the following 21 years.  He coached the Sam Houston State Bearkats for the past five seasons before his retirement.

 

He was president of the 6,000 member American Baseball Coaches Association in 1994 and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has, either as an assistant or head coach, competed five times in the NCAA Baseball Championship, and in 1976 he was an assistant coach with the Arizona Wildcats National Championship team.  In 1991 Coach Johnson was selected as an assistant coach for the USA National Baseball team that competed and medaled in the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba.  In 1999, he was the head coach for the USA National Baseball team. He has co-authored two books published by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).

The following are Professional Recognitions he has received:

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ABCA Left Gomez Award 2012

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ABCA Ethics in Coaching Award 2009 (first-ever recipient)

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Jerry Kindall Character in Coaching Award 2008

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ABCA Coaches Hall of Fame 2001 Inductee

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Texas Baseball Hall of Fame 2002 Inductee

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Sporting News National Coach of the Year 1999

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ABCA Regional Coach of the Year 1986, '93, '98,  '99

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BIG XII Coach of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2003

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SWC Coach of the Year in 1986, 1989, and 1993

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United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year 1999

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Student Athlete Advisory Comm. Coach of the Yr 1997-98

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Round Rock Express Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

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Winningest baseball coach in Texas A&M history

He has been happily married to his high school sweetheart, Linda, for 44 years. She is the Executive Director of the Brazos Valley CPA Chapter and Treasurer for the national Celebration Women's Ministry. They have two sons who both played baseball for their father at Texas A&M, and who both received the "Male Student Athlete of the Year" award before graduating from Texas A&M. Both sons are married and have given their folks five outstanding grandchildren.

For information about Coach Johnson's speaking schedule, please contact him at

MJ@mlj7.com