Southern Miss, 1993
Steve Johnson is in his fifth year as the head coach of the men's golf program. Johnson guided the Golden Eagles to a second place finish Fairway Club Invitational at the Firethorn Golf Club in Lincoln, Neb., in September.
Johnson, a two-year letter winner with the Golden Eagles' men's golf program from 1991 to 1993, spent four seasons as an assistant golf coach at Southern Miss, working primarily with the women's golf team under then Head Coach Sam Hall.
It was not until Hall was recovering from a 1995 heart attack that Johnson's importance was truly noticed, and the young coach guided both programs and gained valuable recruiting and teaching experience.
When Southern Miss made a full-time commitment to women's golf in 1997, Johnson took over the women's program as head coach, while Hall focused solely on the men's program.
During Johnson's three-year stint as head coach of the women's program, the Lady Eagles won four tournaments, had eight Academic All-America selections, earned four all-conference selections, and gained the attention of many throughout the Southeast. In 1998-99, the Lady Eagles rewrote the school's record books. Prior to that season, Southern miss had just one tournament title. Johnson's Lady eagles won four tournaments and set a record for a team low round in 1998-99.
Johnson received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Southern Miss in 1993. He completed his master's degree in sport administration in 1995 at Southern Miss. Johnson and his wife, Rhonda, have two daughters, Ellen and Leigh.