Coach Avery Johnson
Whether on the court, in the locker room, or at the podium, Coach Avery Johnson’s commitments to leadership and responsibility impact those around him. Nicknamed the “Little General” during his time playing point guard for the San Antonio Spurs, he has maintained these hallmarks of his character into his coaching career and speaking engagements.
Coach Johnson’s career includes such honors as multiple NCAA records and an NBA championship win with the Spurs. He became the 75th player in NBA history to play over 1,000 career games. While coaching the Dallas Mavericks, Coach Johnson led the team to their first NBA finals appearance and received the NBA Coach of the Year award in 2006. In 2008-2010, he was an NBA studio analyst for ESPN. Then, he was head coach for the Brooklyn Nets and led them to double their win total during his first year.
Beyond the success of his world-class athlete and coaching status, Coach Johnson’s mission is to make a positive impact on middle and high school youth, encouraging them to make good choices in life and stay in school. During the 2011 NBA lockout, Coach Avery Johnson was busy speaking and mentoring teens in schools in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Brooklyn.
Coach Johnson is known for his impactful and motivational speeches. He brings just as much passion into his speaking engagements as he does to the game of basketball. Book one of Coach Avery Johnson’s school programs to motivate your students to excell in their academic achievement and build positive attitudes that will help the succeed both inside and outside of the classroom
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Comments for Coach Avery Johnson’s Programs
~High School Junior
“He was an exceptional speaker. He spoke to us about how to ‘fight the right way.’ Avery Johnson was very avid about the phrase ‘failure is not final.’ I enjoyed his speech.”
~Oliver Burbidge, Jr., M.Ed. Principal Excel Academy-JJC
“Our school truly enjoyed the visit from Avery Johnson. He impacted the students as much as he motivated the teachers. It was great that he was honest and discussed his struggles in college and that it only takes one person to believe in you, and your destiny WILL change!”
~Stonie Arbuckle, Assist. Principal Carter High School, Dallas, Tx