Lake Land College Head Coach
Coach Johnson is starting his eighteenth season at Lake Land College. The Lakers have 15 winning seasons out of 17 for Lake Land since Coach Johnson arrived in 1998. The Lakers were again ranked in the top 25 for fourteen seasons in the last eighteen. Coach Johnson’s teams have won 357 games over the last eighteen years, an average of 21 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 a Board Member of Mattoon Hitmen Baseball. He is an avid golfer and Cub fan.
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-nine years and have three sons: Davis 16, Meade 12, and Madden 8. They both enjoy working at Lake Land College and raising their boys in the Mattoon Area.