Jimmy Johnson

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16, 1943
Port Arthur, TX
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16, 1943 (age 76)
Port Arthur, TX


Hall of Fame coach who won an NCAA Championship with the Miami Hurricanes in 1987 and led the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. He became a football analyst after retirement.

Before Fame

He began his career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965 and at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi in 1966.


He wrote a book about his experiences, titled 'Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football'.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He married Rhonda Rookmaaker in 1999 and he has two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia. He was previously married to Linda Kay Cooper from 1963-1990.

Associated With

He's one of six coaches to win consecutive Super Bowls, a list that includes Vince Lombardi, Don Shula, and Bill Belichick.