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Jimmy Johnson is known as an American football broadcaster and former player, and coach. He is most famous for his coaching stints at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater and the University of Miami.

Background and Age

James William Johnson was born on July 16, 1943, in Port Arthur, TX. Johnson went to Thomas Jefferson High School where he developed a distinct fascination for football. Afterward, he joined the University of Arkansas and played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football crew as a lineman.

Wife and Kids

Johnson was previously married to Linda Kay Cooper, they got married on July 12, 1963. The couple has two children, Chad Johnson, and Brent Johnson. They separated following 26 years of marriage.

Jimmy Johnson married long-lasting sweetheart, Rhonda Rookmaaker in 1999 out of a private wedding function at the oceanfront home in the Florida Keys. They initially met in 1984 while he was coaching at the University of Miami and Rookmaaker was a beautician at Coral Gables salon. After fifteen years of dating, in January 1999, the couple got engaged and got married in the same year.

Career and Net Worth

Jimmy Johnson started his coaching career from Louisiana Tech University as an assistant coach in 1965. The next year, he took up the same role at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi. Johnson was an assistant coach at different colleges including Wichita State University and Iowa State University from 1967-1970.

Johnson filled in as the lead trainer of 'Miami Dolphins' in 1996. Following three years Johnson resigned from the post. After retirement, he came back to Fox Sports and is presently observed on Fox NFL Sunday. He was additionally found in the film 'The Waterboy'. He became a media personality that was often used in sports commercials and films where he played himself or a fictional football coach.

In January 2019, it was announced that the former Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson was authoritatively named as the second member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's centennial class. Hall of Fame president David Baker made the declaration to Johnson during Fox Sports' halftime show of the NFC divisional-round game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

Johnson, a Fox analyst, won two Super Bowls with the Cowboys and developed the majority of the program that won the third title for the group after his departure. He was unmistakably enthusiastic after getting the news, just like his former quarterback Troy Aikman.

Date modified: May 14, 2020
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