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Know The Coach - Paul Johnson

Aug. 3, 2009

ATLANTA – This summer, each Georgia Tech head coach will be featured in a new series — “Know The Coach.” Each week, a different head coach has been profiled where you can get to know them outside the competition field. Week nine features football coach Paul Johnson.

Born: August 20, 1957
Status: Married to Susan; daughter — Kaitlyn
Alma Mater: Western Carolina (1979)
What’s on TV: I don’t watch much TV, but I’ll say Fox News
What’s in my iPod: Don’t own an iPod
What I drive: 2009 Cadillac
Favorite flicks: Shawshank Redemption; Unforgiven; Outlaw Josey Wales
What I’m reading: Fleeced (by Dick Morris)
Worst habit: Smoking cigars
On my office walls: Photos of the family and a few awards
Would love to trade places with for a day: Barack Obama
First job: Caddying at Grandfather Mountain
Favorite meal: Steak and potatoes
One coaching peer I truly respect: Joe Paterno
Favorite city to visit: Honolulu
Favorite team as a kid: Washington Redskins
My dream date would be with: Susan Johnson
My bucket list: Attending the Kentucky Derby; caddying in a PGA Tour event
The professional athlete’s poster I had on my wall: Jerry West
The thing I enjoy most about game day is: The competition
The most famous person I’ve met: Bill Clinton, George Bush (father and son)

Know The Coach
Week 1 (June 8): Swimming & Diving head coach Courtney Hart
Week 2 (June 15): Golf head coach Bruce Heppler
Week 3 (June 22): Volleyball head coach Tonya Johnson
Week 4 (June 29): Men’s Basketball head coach Paul Hewitt Week 5 (July 6): Women’s Basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph Week 6 (July 13): Cross Country head coach Alan Drosky Week 7 (July 20): Baseball head coach Danny Hall Week 8 (July 27): Softball head coach Sharon Perkins Week 9 (August 3): Football head coach Paul Johnson

Upcoming Know The Coach Schedule
Week 10 (August 10): Men’s Track head coach Grover Hinsdale
Week 11 (August 17): Women’s Tennis head coach Bryan Shelton
Week 12 (August 24): Men’s Tennis head coach Kenny Thorne

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