Michael Johnson Sr., the former head coach at The King’s Academy High School (CA), reportedly resigned from his high school coaching position to take a job at Michigan.
Johnson, however, is now set to take a job at Oregon as the wide receivers coach, according to Sam Webb of Scout.
Hearing that former King's Academy coach Michael Johnson is set be hired as the new WR coach at #Oregon. #PeteFinebaum #Clueless— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) February 17, 2017
Michigan is currently at the maximum number of on-field assistant coaches, with nine. To have a role with the Wolverines, Johnson would have had to sacrifice an on-field position to take on an off the field job. The Ducks offered the National Football League coaching veteran a spot on the field, so Johnson jumped at the opportunity.
The 49-year-old played quarterback for Arizona State (1985-1986), Mesa CC (1987), Akron (1988-1989), San Antonio Riders (1991-1992), British Columbia Lions (1992-1993), Orlando Predators (1994), and Shreveport Pirates (1994-1995). Johnson coached for Oregon State (WR/QB), San Diego Chargers (QB), Atlanta Falcons (WR/QB), Baltimore Ravens (WR), San Francisco 49ers (QB/OC), UCLA Bruins (OC/Interim HC), and The King’s Academy (HC) from 1997 to 2017.
Johnson’s son, Michael Johnson Jr., is the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound four-star athlete has offers to play for Arizona, California, Colorado State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia.
Johnson Jr. is ranked No. 73 in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports. He is the top dual-threat quarterback and is the No. 8 ranked player from the state of California.