Nick Johnson enters his third season as Earlham College's head football coach in 2017.
Six Quakers earned All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) honors in 2016 including Lajay Kelly being named First Team All-HCAC.
Johnson earned HCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2015, his first season leading the Quakers. Under his guidance, Jalen Kenner earned Special Teams Most Valuable Player as well as setting numerous program records including career receptions, reception yards, consecutive games with a reception, and all-purpose yards.
The Fort Wayne, Ind., native was an assistant coach for the Quakers in football from 2003-12, serving the last five years as the defensive coordinator. He also served as Earlham's head track coach for 12 years prior to moving back to the football program.
Johnson was featured on ESPN's College GameDay near the end of the 2016 football season.
A 2001 graduate of Earlham College, Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Human Development and Social Relations. He served as the Quakers' assistant track and cross country coach prior to 2004. As an athlete for the Quakers, he was a four-year letterman in both football and track.
As a defensive lineman Johnson shares an Earlham football record with four quarterback sacks in a single game and led the team in sacks as a senior with nine.
In addition to his coaching duties, Johnson serves as assistant professor in the Athletic and Wellness program. Nick is the faculty adviser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Nick and his wife Melissa reside in Richmond with their daughter Jayden and son Jacob.
*Last updated - December 9, 2016