Emil Johnson was named Yale’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in July 2005. Johnson oversees a program that includes 35 varsity sports and more than 800 athletes. Johnson joined the Bulldogs from the University of Hartford, where he had been the director of strength and conditioning from 2001-2005. Johnson served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Maine for two years prior to that, and was the men’s basketball strength and conditioning coach at DePaul University in 1998-99.
Johnson is a 1998 graduate of UMass-Boston with a B.S. in exercise physiology. He was a captain and three-year starting quarterback for the Beacons in football and also played one year of baseball. Following graduation he spent a semester as a strength and conditioning intern at Northeastern.
Johnson is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (C.S.C.S.).
He resides in Ellington with his wife, Ann, and their four children, Emil, Ayva, Addison and Emerson.