Bill Johnson
Birmingham Stallions
Position:Defensive line coach
Personal information
Born: (1955-06-23) June 23, 1955 (age 68)
Monroe, Louisiana, U.S.
Career information
High school:Monroe (LA) Neville
College:Northwestern State
Career history
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards

Bill Johnson (born June 23, 1955) is an American football coach and former defensive lineman who is the Defensive line coach for the Birmingham Stallions of the United Football League (UFL). He was recently the defensive line coach for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL.

Collegiate coaching career

Johnson began his coaching career at Northwestern State in Louisiana as a graduate assistant before becoming a defensive ends/linebackers coach at the school. He then served as defensive line coach and also outside linebackers coach at McNeese State.[1]

Johnson spent one season at Miami before returning to Louisiana as the defensive line coach at Louisiana Tech. He then spent two seasons as defensive line coach at Arkansas before moving to Texas A&M as their defensive line coach. He then returned to Arkansas as their defensive line coach for one season before moving to the NFL.[1] He served as defensive line coach at LSU from 2019 to 2020.[2] Johnson's intentions to retire following the 2020 season were made public on December 21, 2020, [3][4] but he stayed on staff at LSU for the 2021 season as a defensive analyst.

Professional coaching career

Johnson has served as a defensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams, and Birmingham Stallions of the USFL.[5][6]

In 2022, Johnson joined the XFL as the defensive line coach for the Houston Roughnecks. On January 1, 2024, it was announced the Roughnecks staff would not be apart of the UFL Merger.[7]

On January 9, 2024, Johnson became apart of the Stallions Staff as the Defensive Line coach.[8]


  1. ^ a b "LSU close to hiring former Saints assistant as defensive line coach". Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Source: LSU offers 1-year deal to former long-time Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson". Retrieved August 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Brice, John (December 21, 2020). "Sources: Orgeron making major staff changes at LSU". Football Scoop. Football Scoop. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Froyd, Crissy (December 22, 2020). "Steve Ensminger, Bill Johnson officially move to analyst roles". LSU Tigers Wire. USA Today. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Former Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson hired by Rams: report". January 13, 2017. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Rams: Bill Johnson". Archived from the original on May 21, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Alexander, Mookie (December 31, 2023). "Report: RIP, Seattle Sea Dragons?!". Field Gulls. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  8. ^ Adamson, Scott (January 9, 2024). "Holtz excited about UFL's future". Retrieved January 10, 2024.