Following the departure of Wide Receivers Coach Emmett Jones, Joey McGuire has looked to his past for an answer. Coming in from Baylor University is Justin “Juice” Johnson, an experienced offensive mind who coached high octane offenses in stops at Texas A&M, Houston, Kansas, and Baylor. His official title will be Wide Receivers Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Passing Game Coordinator.
Most notably, he coached the running backs for the Bears when they won both the Big 12 Championship along with the Sugar Bowl on the back of his dynamic rushing duo of Abram Smith and Trestan Ebner, both of whom received All Big 12 honors while playing under him.
This hire is sure to add a new level of energy into the coaching room for the Red Raiders along with the players. Johnson adds experience to boot as he coached under the likes of Dana Holgerson, Kevin Sumlin, Kliff Kingsbury, and Dave Aranda. All of these stops sport a pass-happy high octane offense, experience of which is a must if you’re going to coach in Lubbock.
As a player himself Johnson was a four year letterwinner as a wide receiver for the Houston Cougars from 2008 – 2011, garnering first team All C-USA Honors his senior season.
“Coach Juice” is sure to be an immediate impact coach for the Red Raiders as this offense looks to turn up the heat for the 2023-24 campaign.