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Johnson promoted to be Tigers D. Coordinator

New Towson defensive coordinator Lyndon Johnson.

Towson football head coach Rob Ambrose has announced the promotion of Lyndon Johnson to become the team’s defensive coordinator, effective immediately. Johnson joined the staff last year and served as the team’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

“I am extremely excited about the opportunity,” Johnson said. “I am looking forward to working with the guys on defense and putting some new thoughts and philosophies together. I am just excited overall with all of the things that are happening at Towson.”

Johnson re-joined Ambrose on a staff last year after previously working together for seven years at Connecticut from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining the Tigers last season, Johnson spent five seasons as the outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Maryland. He was an assistant head coach at Maryland in 2014 and 2015.

In 2013, Maryland’s final season in the ACC, Johnson’s group of outside linebackers were instrumental in helping the Terps rank third in the conference with 37 sacks and eighth in the nations with 7.8 tackles for a loss per game.

“Lyndon has acquired a great deal of experience and success at the Division I level, which he brings to Towson football and the defensive coordinator position,” Ambrose said. “His knowledge of our program, our young men and our competition will be a tremendous asset as we continue to build on our successes.”

Even going back prior to Maryland, Johnson worked as Connecticut’s outside linebackers coach for nine seasons and also had a rich history as the team’s recruiting coordinator. He had a huge role in recruiting Dan Orlovsky, the first Husky to play in the NFL when he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round. He also played a major part in recruiting 2008 Big East Offensive Player of the Year Donald Brown, the first Husky to be taken in the first round after rushing for 2,083 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Johnson has over 20 years of Division I coaching experience, going back to 1997 where he was the defensive coordinator for Sacred Heart. He was also the defensive line coach at Fordham in 1998.

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