Johnson enters his sixth season as the head coach of the nordic ski program at Middlebury in 2018-19. The former Panther skier and two-time U.S. Olympian came to Middlebury from the University of Vermont, where he served as an assistant coach for three years, helping the Catamounts to the 2012 NCAA title.
Johnson was honored as the 2017-18 Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Coach of the Year after the Panthers qualified a full squad for the NCAA Championships.
Before joining the Catamounts, Johnson was an assistant nordic coach at the University of Utah during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. While at Utah, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies.
A native of Greensboro, Vermont, Johnson was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1999-2007. He competed in the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, as well as the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy. He also competed in the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2003, 2005 and 2007. Johnson was the U.S. National Champion in cross-country skiing in 2005 and 2006.
Johnson began his career at Middlebury where he was a three-time NCAA All-American from 1997-99 under head coach Terry Aldrich. He was the U.S. Junior National Champion in cross-country skiing in 1996.