Johnson returns for his fourth season at Stevenson in 2014 and his first as defensive coordinator after spending the last three as special teams coordinator. He will also continue as the defensive backs coach.
Last season, the Mustangs led the Middle Atlantic Conference in passing defense while finishing fourth in interceptions. Billy Lewis also received All-MAC Honorable Mention honors
In 2012, Stevenson ranked fourth in the conference in passing defense while Antonio Lyles set the school record with 19 tackles versus Delaware Valley.
A 2005 graduate of Salisbury with a bachelor's degree in education, Johnson spent five seasons as the running backs coach at his alma mater where he was also responsible for seven different lifting programs as the Sea Gulls' assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Johnson was one of the best players in school history. As a four-year starter at quarterback, he lost just five games and was voted to the All-Atlantic Central Football Conference Team three times. He was also named to the conference's All-Academic Team twice.
Despite a torn ACL that cost him the final six games of his senior season, Johnson still finished as the second-leading rusher in school history with 3,216 yards and the sixth-ranked passer with 2,204 yards. He was also 10th in school history with 174 total points. As a freshman in 2002, he led the nation in rushing yards among freshmen quarterbacks with 1,204 and was selected as the ACFC's Rookie of the Year.
Johnson played two seasons in the Arena Football League as a quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back for the Amarillo Dusters and Bossier-Shreveport Battlewings.
Prior to coaching at Salisbury, Johnson spent one season coaching the quarterbacks and defensive backs at Delmar High School in Delaware.