Craig J., Germantown, MD Football Coach

Craig J.



Certified football coach with extensive coaching experience at the high school level View all coaching experience

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Training Locations
  • University of Central Florida (FL)

  • 21 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Wide Receiver, Tight End, Running Back, Quarterback, Punter, Offensive Line, Linebacker, Kicker, Defensive Line, Defensive Back

  • Throwing, Tackling, Special Teams, Route Running, Punting, Pass Defense, Kicking, Jamming, Hand Placement, Footwork, Cutting, Catching, Blocking


  • University of Central Florida (FL)

  • 21 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Kids, Teenagers

  • Wide Receiver, Tight End, Running Back, Quarterback, Punter, Offensive Line, Linebacker, Kicker, Defensive Line, Defensive Back

  • Throwing, Tackling, Special Teams, Route Running, Punting, Pass Defense, Kicking, Jamming, Hand Placement, Footwork, Cutting, Catching, Blocking

More About Coach Craig

Articulate student-focused individual with proven expertise in motivating athletes to achieve goals, while also prioritizing and strategizing for winning school football programs. Holds athletes and other staff members in high esteem, and interacts with the highest degree of professionalism and personal integrity. Background includes leadership in Football, professionalism in Mass Communications and study in Behavioral Sciences. Proficient with XOS Technology, Saigio Coaches Desk and Film Breakdown.

Waynesboro High School
Wide Receiver Coach/ Special Teams Coordinator
• In 1 year helped a group of kids go from 0-22 to Conference Champions
• #1 Ranked Offense in the State of PA
• # 1 Ranked Special Teams in the State of PA
• Shocked the State, 'Worst to 1st'
JV Offensive Coordinator/ Varsity Wide Receivers Coach
∙Undefeated JV averaged 34.4 PPG; 10-2 Varsity Record
∙ JV was #1 Ranked team and offense in Montgomery County
∙ Varsity team lost in the Second Round of State Playoffs after a First Round Bye

HIGH SCHOOL 2010- Present
Wide Receivers Coach Passing game Coordinator/ Special Teams Coordinator
∙ Top Wide Receiver D’Mauri Jones signed a scholarship to the University of Miami.

Linebacker Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
• Produced the first Division 1 scholarship signee in history.
• Had 30 players signed to scholarships.
• Recruiting areas: Florida, Maryland, Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, NC.

Defensive Quality Control, NCAA Division 1 Football
• Worked alongside some of Colleges best football minds.
• Assisted with weekly game-plans, call sheets and day-to-day activities for the staff.
Played a major Part in Special Teams where Joe Burnett burned teams for 5td’s

Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Defensive Backs Coach(Volunteer), Varsity Football
• Created Defensive scheme for weekly games, while assisting in the play-calling.
• Had total control of the pass defensive calling working with the Linebackers and the Defensive Secondary.
• Top Player Ray Lewis III

Defensive Backs/ Wide Receivers Coach(Volunteer) Freshman, Junior and Varsity Football
• Coached Junior and Varsity Defensive Backs assisting the Head Coach.
• Assisted the Freshman Coach with the Defensive Backs and Wide Receivers.
• 3 ESPN Top 100s: Ray Ray Armstrong, Andre Debose, Dyron Dye
Junior Varsity Football, Junior Varsity Basketball and Varsity Baseball

Varsity Football, Basketball and Baseball

Red-Shirt Varsity JUCO Baseball, Varsity JUCO Basketball

Associates Degree in Journalism (Sports Editor for school newspaper), 2006.

Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Mass Communication), 2009.
Minor in Coaching, with Coaching Certificate and Behavioral Science Certificate.

I have played close to 15 years of organized football with most of those years as a Quarterback until after my Freshman year. I was moved around a bit from Running Back to Wide Receiver and on Defense I played Cornerback and finished my career as a Cornerback and Kick/Punt Returner, which I loved because I wanted the ball desperately. Every team I played on enjoyed great success and went to the Playoffs every year!

To build lasting relationships helping the athlete become a confident, happy player that reaches their full potential. I believe big time in footwork and technique, which prevent injuries when done right!

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Client Reviews

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After the first session My son really got better

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Coach Craig has a relaxed, positive and very kind disposition. He worked with both of my sons, ages 13 and 10. They both came away from their time with Coach Craig feeling confident and motivated. They cannot wait to work with him again! As a parent, I believe that Coach Craigs positive energy and extensive knowledge and experience will help my kids be their personal best in football...and in life.

Coach Johnson is amazing, he is extremely knowledgeable and knows exactly how to share his knowledge with my son. He is really able to bring the best out of him! I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who is looking for a coach to help their son improve and get to the next level.

Coach Craig was awesome. My son learned more in one hour with Coach Craig than he had in two years of playing football on a team.

Coach Johnson is just AWESOME! Awesome is probably not a strong enough word to describe the coach. He brings a wealth of fundamental knowledge to each session and is able to present it successfully to our son. The bond that he has built with out son is unmeasurable. He has become a great role model and has built up his self confidence. If you are looking for a very professional, easy to work with and knowledgable trainer, Coach Johnson is your man! Thank you Coach for all you have done for our son on the field and off.

Craig is a very knowledgeable and dedicated coach. He has been working with my son for the past several weeks and we have already begun to see great progress from week to week. I would definitely recommend Craig.

Dear Mr. Chilcutt: I have known Craig Johnson for the better part of ten years and, in fact, had him on my staff when I retired from college coaching for a short time and did some high school coaching in Florida. Craig is a solid, hard-working individual with a strong work ethic, no ego and yearning to grow. He has made many sacrifices to break into coaching and continues to try to, when others would have given up. He was loyal, good with the players and prompt in all of our dealings and I would hire him again, given the opportunity where I had an open position that he fit into. I should, also, mention that he has experience in many football areas and is flexible where he can fit in. I know the coaches at UCF, where I worked prior to my short-lived retirement, and they held Craig in high regard. I, highly recommend him and believe that he would fit into your program as best you see fit. What’s more I know that he would make a contribution and, in time, you would consider it a good decision for you, your staff and program. Thank you. Sincerely, Jim Bernhardt Special Assistant to Head Coach & Director of Player Development Penn State Football Lasch Football Building University Park, PA 16802 Office: 814-863-**** Fax: 814-865-****
To Whom It May Concern, I would like to express my sincere recommendation for Craig Johnson. Craig has proven himself to be a very dedicated and hard worker while he was a Defensive Quality Control Staff Member for the University of Central Florida Football team for the 2008 season, where I was the Recruiting Coordinator and Linebacker Coach. Craig did an excellent job working with the Defensive staff and was an asset to the program. During his time with the program Craig assisted in film breakdown and input. He was also eager to help in any way asked of him. During his time with UCF Football, Craig learned a great amount in the recruiting process of student athletes as well. Craig would be a strong asset to your staff and I would like to recommend him for anything that he should choose to pursue. Geoff Collins Linebackers Coach Mississippi State University 407-4**-****
To whom it may concern: I would like to recommend Craig Johnson as a candidate for an Assistant Coaching position with the Gettysburg College Football Program. In his position as Defensive Quality Control, Craig assisted the University of Central Florida football team for the 2008 season. Craig did an excellent job in this position and was an asset to the UCF football team during his tenure. He worked for the defensive staff and assisted with film breakdown and input. Craig demonstrated excellent work ethic, organizational skills, and is extremely detail-oriented. Craig has an aggressive eye for Recruiting athletes as well. Craig was always willing to offer his assistance and had a strong working relationship with the defensive staff. Craig would be an asset to your staff and I recommend him for any endeavor he chooses to pursue. Sincerely, Dave Huxtable North Carolina State University Defensive Coordinator 407) 92*-****
To Whom It May Concern: I am writing to express my sincere recommendation for Craig Johnson. I have known Craig for most of my life. He is a hard worker, determined and dedicated person. He has worked hard to put himself in a position to have success as a football coach and I believe that he would be an asset to any program that he had an opportunity to work with. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions regarding Craig. I hope that he has an opportunity to be part of your program. Sincerely. John Papuchis Defensive Coordinator University of Nebraska 402-47*-****
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