James William "Jimmy" Johnson is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State Universityâ€“Stillwater from 1979 to 1983 and the University of Miami from 1984 to 1988. Johnson then moved to the National Football League, serving as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1989 to 1993 and the Miami Dolphins from 1996 to 1999. As of 2013, he is an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, the Fox network's NFL pregame show.
Johnson was the first and one of only three football coaches to lead teams to both a major college football championship and a Super Bowl. The others are Barry Switzer, who also played college football at Arkansas, prior to Johnson, and was a rival head coach during their college coaching careers, and Pete Carroll, who won college championships at USC and a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks. Switzer was Johnson's successor as head coach of the Cowboys. Johnson's coaching tree includes a number of future head coaches such as Butch Davis, Norv Turner, Tommy Tuberville, Dave Campo and Dave Wannstedt. In 1993, Johnson wrote Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football, ghostwritten by Ed Hinton. Johnson was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012.