Per the SID office:
Arthur Johnson named assistant athletics director for football operations at Texas.
Arthur Johnson, former associate athletic director for internal operations at Georgia, will return to the Longhorns staff as assistant athletics director for football operations, head coach Mack Brown announced Tuesday.
A 20-year veteran of the athletics management and operations field, Johnson begins his second stint with the Longhorns after spending six seasons at Texas from 1999-2005 in the role assistant AD for football operations.
“I’m really excited to be returning to Texas, a great institution where my wife and I are familiar with so many people, from staff to current and
former student-athletes, fans and supporters,” Johnson said. “Coach Brown, DeLoss Dodds and everyone at Texas make it such a great place that when they called, I had to give it strong consideration. It wasn’t an easy decision because I really enjoy what I’m doing here, and Georgia is my
“After having such a great experience at Texas the first time, the opportunity to return and help Coach Brown get everything back on track
was something I just couldn’t pass up. It’s a really exciting time, and I’m eager to get there and get started.”
Johnson will handle scheduling, team travel, planning player-related activities, aiding in the day-to-day operations of the football program
and coordinating the Longhorns football camps, along with managing Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Complex.
“We’re really lucky to be bringing Arthur back to Texas as our assistant athletics director for football operations, especially at a time when we
need someone to come in and hit the ground running,” Brown said. “With so much going on from new coaches coming in, players returning to campus and signing day just around the corner, it’s critical to have someone in place to coordinate everything. Arthur has done all of that for us and more importantly we know and trust him and he and his wife, T’Leatha, know, trust and love this place. He’s a great addition to our staff.”
Johnson comes back to Texas after spending the past six years at Georgia, where he was responsible for oversight of the facilities, human resources, event management and football equipment departments in the Athletic Association, as well as sport supervision.
Johnson originally joined the UT staff after spending four years as a director of football operations at two NCAA FBS institutions, including
five months as the administrative assistant to the assistant athletics director for football operations at North Carolina in 1999. Prior to his
time at UNC, he served as manager of football operations at Arizona State for three years.
A 1992 Georgia graduate, Johnson spent 11 years total with the Bulldogs, including four as a student manager. Upon graduation, he remained on the football staff, serving as the administrative assistant to the head coach from 1992-94 and then as an administrative assistant in the event
management office from 1994-96.
Johnson received his bachelor’s of business administration in risk management and insurance from Georgia in 1992 and his master’s of
education in business education in 1994.
He is a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Black Coaches Association, AFCA Football Operations Committee, and has served as a facilitator at the NCAA Coaches Academy.
A native of Thomasville, Ga., Johnson was a three-year letterman in both football and basketball at Thomasville High School.
His wife, T’Leatha, is a graduate of Killeen (Texas) High School.