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Kent Johnston
Strength and Conditioning
College:
Stephen F. Austin University
Hometown:
Mexia, TX
Experience:
22

Bio

Johnston joined the Chargers in 2013 after spending three seasons heading up the Cleveland Browns’ strength and conditioning program. The 1997 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society and a 2005 inductee into the Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame in York, Pa., Johnston began his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987. He later spent seven seasons in Green Bay (1992-98) during which time the Packers won three NFC Central titles, went to the playoffs six times and played in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI after the 1996 season.

In 1999, Johnston followed former Packers Head Coach Mike Holmgren to Seattle, where he spent five seasons (1999-03) and worked with a team that made two playoff appearances. Johnston worked two more years as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Alabama (2004-05) before leaving football to work in the non-profit and business sectors. In 2010, he returned to the NFL with the Browns.

A native of Mexia, Texas, Johnston graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and earned a master’s in physical education from Alabama in 1984. He began coaching high school football in Teague, Texas in 1978 and continued to coach in high school and college, including a four-year stint at Alabama from 1983-86, until he joined the Buccaneers in 1987.

Johnston and his wife, Pam, have four sons: Kody, Kole, Clay and Cade.

Johnston joined the Chargers in 2013 after spending three seasons heading up the Cleveland Browns’ strength and conditioning program. The 1997 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society and a 2005 inductee into the Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame in York, Pa., Johnston began his NFL career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987. He later spent seven seasons in Green Bay (1992-98) during which time the Packers won three NFC Central titles, went to the playoffs six times and played in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI after the 1996 season.

In 1999, Johnston followed former Packers Head Coach Mike Holmgren to Seattle, where he spent five seasons (1999-03) and worked with a team that made two playoff appearances. Johnston worked two more years as the strength and conditioning coach at the University of Alabama (2004-05) before leaving football to work in the non-profit and business sectors. In 2010, he returned to the NFL with the Browns.

A native of Mexia, Texas, Johnston graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and earned a master’s in physical education from Alabama in 1984. He began coaching high school football in Teague, Texas in 1978 and continued to coach in high school and college, including a four-year stint at Alabama from 1983-86, until he joined the Buccaneers in 1987.

Johnston and his wife, Pam, have four sons: Kody, Kole, Clay and Cade.

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