Brian Johnson
Personal information
Nationality United States
Born (1980-03-05) March 5, 1980 (age 43)
Iowa, Louisiana, U.S.
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb)
EventLong jump
ClubHolifield International[1]
Coached byJohnny Thomas[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Outdoor: 8.52 m (2006)
Indoor: 8.28 m (2003)

Brian Johnson (born March 5, 1980, in Iowa, Louisiana) is an American long jumper.[3]

Johnson is a 2003 NCAA indoor champion, a 2006 U.S. outdoor long jump champion, and a two-time U.S. indoor champion (2005 and 2006).[1] He posted a personal best of 8.33 metres by placing second in the men's long jump at an international meet in Fort-de-France, Martinique.[4] Johnson also won a silver medal for his category at the 2007 IAAF World Athletics Final in Stuttgart, Germany, with a best jump of 8.16 metres.[5]

Johnson earned a spot on the U.S. team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, by placing second at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, with a best jump of 8.30 metres (27–2.75 ft).[6] He competed as a member of U.S. track and field team in the men's long jump, along with his teammates Miguel Pate and Trevell Quinley. Johnson performed the best jump at 7.79 metres from his second attempt, but fell short in his bid for the final, as he placed twenty-second overall in the qualifying rounds.[7]

Johnson currently resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he works as an assistant track and field coach at Southern University.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "USATF – Brian Johnson". USA Track & Field. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Southern Names Johnson Interim Track Coach". Southwestern Athletic Conference. August 3, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Brian Johnson". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  4. ^ Clavelo Robinson, Javier (May 12, 2006). "Guevara vs Williams-Darling to top out Banamex 2006". IAAF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  5. ^ Turner, Chris (September 23, 2007). "Men's Long Jump". IAAF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  6. ^ Dunaway, James (June 30, 2008). "Gay runs windy 9.68 – fastest 100m ever in any conditions – US Olympic Trials, Day 3". IAAF. Retrieved January 7, 2013.
  7. ^ "Men's Long Jump Qualifying Rounds". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 7, 2013.