Merv Johnson
Director of Football Operations
Football Coaching Staff

Merv Johnson

Coordinates the day-to-day activities off the field for OU football players and deals with on-campus recruiting efforts.
Serves as color analyst on the Sooner Radio Network.

Named the 2012 Bill Teegins Excellence in Sportscasting Award winner. The Teegins Award honors late Oklahoma State announcer Bill Teegins, who died tragically in a 2001 plane crash, along with 10 OSU basketball players and support personnel.
In his 20 years as an OU assistant coach, he amassed a 150-67-5 record, a national championship, five Big Eight Conference titles and seven bowl game victories.
Produced 19 All-Americans.
Coached on staffs that won four national championships (Oklahoma, Notre Dame and Arkansas).
Inducted into the Oklahoma Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2002.
First recipient of the National Football Foundation Integrity Award in 2003. The award was subsequently named in his honor.
Received the All-American Football Foundation's Mike Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

 Coach Johnson
 Hometown  King City, Mo.
 High School  King City, 1954
 College  Missouri, 1958
 Family  wife, Cindy
 two grown children
 seven grandchildren

 Coaching History
 1998-present - Oklahoma
 Director of Football Operations
 Special Assistant to the Athletics Director
 1979-1997 - Oklahoma
 Assistant Coach
 1975-1978 - Notre Dame
 Assistant Coach
 1962-1974 - Arkansas
 Assistant Coach
 1960-1961 - Missouri
 Assistant Coach
 1958-1959 - Arkansas
 Graduate Assistant
An All-Big Seven tackle for Missouri where he was an academic all-conference selection as well.
Co-captained and played in the Blue-Gray All-Star game.
Academic All-Big Seven selection and was honored as the league's most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.