Lake Land College Head Coach
Coach Johnson is starting his fifteenth season at Lake Land College. The Lakers have twelve winning seasons out of fourteen for Lake Land since Coach Johnson arrived in 1998. The Lakers were again ranked in the top 25 for the thirteenth season in a row. Coach Johnson’s teams have won 289 games over the last fifteen years, an average of 20 wins per season. Coach has been named CCCI Coach of the year three times and has won four conference titles in their seven years in the CCCI. Coach was IBC A and District M Coach of the year in 2012. In 2001 Coach Johnson was named Region 24 Coach of the Year and IBCA Junior College Coach of the Year. The Lakers placed ninth in the nation in 2001 and 2012.
In addition to being the Women’s Basketball Coach, Johnson also teaches in the Social Science and Education Department at Lake Land. Prior to coming to Lake Land College, Coach Johnson taught and coached in District 87 located in Bloomington, Illinois. He taught at the Middle School level and coached Basketball from the 7th grade level through the Varsity level. The last two years in Bloomington, Coach Johnson was an Assistant Coach at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Johnson is a 1984 graduate of Rossville-Alvin High School, where he was a four-sport athlete: basketball, football, baseball, and track. He received fourteen varsity letters in his four years. He was twice named Outstanding Letterman during his career. He is a graduate of Danville Area Community College, Illinois State University, and Eastern Illinois University. Coach Johnson is an avid golfer and Cub fan. He is very involved in Mattoon Youth Baseball.
Coach Johnson is married to Stephanie Johnson a teacher for the Pathways Program at Lake Land College. The Johnson’s have been married for twenty-three years and have three sons: Davis 13, Meade 9, and Madden 5. They both enjoy working at Lake Land College and raising their boys in the Mattoon Area.