Jimmy Johnson

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson Full Name: Jimmy Johnson
Nationality: American

Profession: NFL Head Coach
Why Famous: Served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State University–Stillwater from 1979 to 1983 and the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988, before moving to the NFL where he coached the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1993 and the Miami Dolphins from 1996 to 1999. One of only three football coaches to lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl, he won back-to-back Super Bowls with the Dallas Cowboys.

Born: July 16, 1943 (73 years old)
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, USA

Married Life

  • 1963-07-12 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper
  • 1990-01-17 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (26) divorces Linda Kay Cooper after 26 years of marriage
  • 1999-07-18 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

Historical Events in the Life of Jimmy Johnson

  • 1989-11-23 "Bounty Bowl", the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-0 on Thanksgiving in an ill-tempered game that featured several scuffles and injuries, after which Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson accuses Eagles coach Buddy Ryan of placing bounties on players
  • 1994-03-29 Coach Jimmy Johnson quits Dallas Cowboys
  • 1996-01-10 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

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