2015-16 Football
Carl Torbush
Head Coach
Mike O'Cain
Offensive Coordinator
Billy Taylor
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Gary Downs
Running Backs
Teddy Gaines
Chris Grimes
Antonio Goss
Outside Linebackers/Special Teams
Erik Losey
Offensive Line
Mike Rader, Ed.D.
Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator
Kevin Shipley
Tight Ends/Fullbacks
Allan Johnson
Strength and Conditioning
Andrew Sims
Director of Football Operations
Dr. Brian Johnston, Ph.D., ATC
Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine
Dr. Brian Johnston, Ph.D., ATC
Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Experience
Nathan Barger, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Ben Ezell
Graduate Assistant - Offense
Dylan Lewellyn
Graduate Assistant - Defense
David Roop
Video Coordinator
Corey Benson
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
Rob Kohlhaus
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
Full Roster
Allan Johnson

Allan Johnson

Strength and Conditioning

Phone (423) 439-7455
Email [email protected]

Currently in his seventh year, Allan Johnson continues to head the Football Strength & Conditioning Program at East Tennessee State University, a position he has held since Aug. 7, 2014.

Johnson was hired as a football strength & conditioning coach at ETSU in 2014, and in 2019 was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Football Performance. In his time, Johnson played a key role in preparing the student-athletes to getting back to competition as ETSU Football recommenced in 2015. Three years later, 2018, the Bucs claimed the program’s first-ever Southern Conference Championship, earning a bid into the FCS Playoffs.

Prior to arriving at ETSU, Johnson spent three seasons at Northwestern University as the Assistant Director of Sports Performance for football. Johnson has more than 30+ years of experience at the high school, collegiate and professional levels as a strength and conditioning coach. He spent 13 years with West Virginia and five years at Ohio State, coaching in 17 football and basketball postseason games. Johnson aided the Mountaineers to two runner-up BCS National Championship finishes. Johnson played an integral part of the 2002 Ohio State Buckeye national championship season.

Johnson was the first strength and conditioning coach in the history of the Baltimore Orioles and one of the first three in all of Major League Baseball. A 2003 inductee into the Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame, Johnson was named the 2002 National Strength Coach of the Year and is a six-time recipient of the Big East Conference Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award. In 2010, Johnson was elected into the Mid-Ohio Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Throughout his career, Johnson has trained thousands of athletes, including 118 football players who have been drafted in the NFL, 25 men's and women's basketball players drafted in the NBA or WNBA, and 51 baseball players drafted to play professional baseball.

Johnson is a regular speaker at local, regional and national conferences and clinics regarding strength, speed and conditioning topics, as well as motivation, leadership and team-building. Johnson also serves as a consultant for Nike Football Clinics, High Performance Nutrition, Training & Conditioning Magazine (Editorial Board). Coach Johnson still serves as an advisor with the CSCCA, a position that he has held since 2007.

Johnson is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, CSCS, and certified with the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE). He also is certified as a Master Strength Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association. Johnson was recognized as one of the first 10 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches in the World, by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association in 2002.

Johnson is a graduate of Glenville State College, where he earned his undergraduate in Exercise Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University.