Merv Johnson (American football)

Merv Johnson
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1936-05-16) May 16, 1936
King City, Missouri
Alma mater University of Missouri
Playing career
1955–1957 Missouri
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
19601961 Missouri (assistant)
1962–1974 Arkansas (assistant)
1975–1978 Notre Dame (OC)
1979–1997 Oklahoma (assistant)

Merv Johnson (born May 16, 1936) is an American football coach and executive.

Johnson was born in King City, Missouri in 1936. He attended the University of Missouri where he played football from 1955 to 1957, as a tackle. Johnson began his coaching career with the University of Arkansas as an assistant, then served as an assistant at Missouri from 1960 to 1961, Arkansas again from 1962 to 1974, Notre Dame from 1975 to 1978, and Oklahoma from 1979 to 1997. From 1998 to 2012, he was Oklahoma's Director of Football Operations.[1][2][3] He is a member of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and has received the All-American Football Foundation's Mike Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award and National Football Foundation Integrity Award.[4][5]


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