A native of Central Jersey Coach Johnson joined the U13 Red Bulls in the middle of the 2011 season helping to guide the U13 Red Bull Pre-Academy to the semi-finals in the Northeast Pre-Academy League Playoff semi-finals finishing with a 20-3-0 record.
Prior to joining the Red Bulls Johnson served as an Assistant Coach for his alma mater Seton Hall University for 3 seasons from 2010 to present helping Seton Hall to a Big East Conference appearance in 2012 the programs 1st post season conference appearance in 5 seasons.
Before graduating in 1999 Johnson was a 4 year starter and captain at Seton Hall his senior year where he received several awards throughout his collegiate career including Freshman Male Athlete of the Year, National Soccer Coaches Association of America All Region 1st and 2nd team honors and 2 time All-Big East selection. Johnson left Seton Hall after leading the Pirates to 4 Big East tournament appearances and 4 years in the Top 25 Rankings.
Following his collegiate career Johnson went on to play a season with 2nd Division German club Karlsruhe SC before returning to the US where he would play with the NY/NJ MetroStars reserves and the D3 Pro League for the New Jersey Stallions.