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Football: Tigers name Johnson as defensive line coach
Courtesy: Jackson State Athletics Media  
Release: 07/31/2014
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JACKSON, Miss. –Jackson State University head football coach Harold Jackson has selected Maurice Johnson as the program’s defensive line coach.

Johnson comes to Jackson State after serving as a defensive assistant coach for the Copiah-Lincoln Wolfpack, where he was in charge of coaching the linebackers.

Johnson is a former Co-Lin linebacker who earned NJCAA All-American honors in 1995. From Co-Lin he went on to play at Florida A&M University, where he helped the Rattlers compete for a NCAA Division IAA national championship. FAMU won a Black College National Championship in 1998.

Johnson has a stellar reputation as a defensive coach. Prior to coaching at Co-Lin, he served as the defensive coordinator for Benedict College (NCAA D-II) and North Carolina A&T State University for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He also had coaching stints at Florida A&M, Miles College, Edward Waters College and East Mississippi Community College.

While serving as the defensive coordinator at NCA&T, the Aggies defense made vast improvements each season. Johnson is a 1999 Florida A&M graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Johnson began his coaching career at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Fla.

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