Vannette W. Johnson
Sport(s)Football, track
Biographical details
Born (1930-05-27) May 27, 1930 (age 89)
Little Rock, Arkansas
Playing career
Head coaching record
Overall52–44–6 (football)
Accomplishments and honors
1 SWAC (1966)

Vannette William Johnson (born May 27, 1930) is a former American football and track coach and college athletics administrator. He served the head football coach at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff—known as Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical & Normal College prior to 1972—for 11 seasons, from 1962 to 1972, compiling a record of 52–44–6.

Johnson played football at Dunbar High School in Little Rock, Arkansas before graduating in 1948. He then played college football as a quarterback at Arkansas AM&N before he graduated in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in history and government. He also earned a master's degree in physical education from the University of Arkansas in 1961. Johnson began his coaching career as an assistant at Merrill High School in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1952. He returned to Arkansas AM&N in 1957 as backfield coach for the football team and head track coach. In 1962 he was appointed as the school's head football coach and athletic director.[1]

Head coaching recordEdit


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Arkansas AM&N Golden Lions (Southwest Athletic Conference) (1962–1969)
1962 Arkansas AM&N 3–5–1 2–4–1 6th
1963 Arkansas AM&N 5–4–1 3–3–1 T–4th
1964 Arkansas AM&N 5–5 3–4 T–4th
1965 Arkansas AM&N 3–5–1 3–3–1 T–4th
1966 Arkansas AM&N 5–4–1 4–2–1 T–1st
1967 Arkansas AM&N 6–4 3–4 T–5th
1968 Arkansas AM&N 5–5 3–4 5th
1969 Arkansas AM&N 3–5–1 2–4–1 6th
Arkansas AM&N / Arkansas–Pine Bluff Golden Lions (NCAA College Division independent) (1970–1972)
1970 Arkansas AM&N 6–3
1971 Arkansas AM&N 7–2
1972 Arkansas–Pine Bluff 4–2–1
Arkansas AM&N / Arkansas–Pine Bluff: 52–44–6 23–28–5
Total: 52–44–6
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.


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