Tanisha Johnson
Tanisha  Johnson

Macomb, Mich.

Track & Field Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Indiana University Bloomington '13
Central Michigan '11



Johnson comes to the Golden Grizzlies from Fort Wayne coaching staff

Tanisha Johnson enters her first season as head track and field coach for the Golden Grizzlies. Johnson comes to Oakland after spending four seasons as an assistant track and field coach at Fort Wayne where she was responsible for sprints, hurdles, jumps, pole vault and multi-events student-athletes.

During her tenure with the Mastodons, Johnson helped coach 20 of a possible 23 school record performances while aiding two student-athletes to individual All-Summit League honors, Kaylin Taylor (400m Hurdles) and Olivia Coleman (400m). The program also saw its highest indoor conference finish in school history in addition to its highest number of athletes qualify for the conference finals.

Prior to Fort Wayne, Johnson she spent two years as a sports performance trainer and pole vault coach at Bloomington High School North (Bloomington, Ind.) where she coached three state meet qualifiers.

Johnson also spent the 2010-2011 season as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater, Central Michigan University assisting with jumps, pole vault and multi-event athletes.

Johnson began her collegiate track career at Grand Valley State University where she lettered for two years receiving All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) honors. She then transferred to CMU competing in the heptathlon and jump events earning All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors in the high jump and was a multiple time conference scorer.

Johnson has certification as a USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level 5 Coach in the Multi-Events. She also is a USATF Level 2 Coach in sprint, hurdles, relays and jumps as well as USATFCCCA certified.

Johnson earned a Master of Science in Kinesiology with a Sport Science emphasis from Indiana University Bloomington in 2013 and Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from CMU in 2011.

A 2006 graduate of Macomb Dakota High School, Johnson was a five-time All-State selection including an MITS Champion in the triple jump and MHSAA State Runner up in the long jump.

Johnson and her wife Darcie have a son Jaden and reside in Macomb, Mich.

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