Recruiting Areas: Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, Central/North/Western Florida (including Orlando & Tampa)
Clarence Johnson is in his third season as an assistant coach at Marist. He will once again be in charge of coaching the Red Foxes' safeties. Johnson has also added the title of recruiting coordinator in 2011.
Johnson's position group boasts a wealth of talent heading into the 2012 season, including two of the team's captains in seniors Nick Mainiero and Tyler Ramsey. Mainiero was an Honorable Mention All-PFL choice in 2011.
Johnson came to Marist from West Chester University in West Chester, Pa., where he coached from 2007-09. As defensive backs coach, Johnson was responsible for coaching the team's safeties and cornerbacks. He also worked with the kickoff and punt returners. In his tenure with the Golden Rams, he coached five All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference players, including three safeties and two return specialists. He coached in two NCAA Tournaments there.
A member of the American Football Coaches Associations and Black Coaches and Administrators Association, Johnson also has served as a football official in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Johnson is a 1992 graduate of West Chester, with a B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration. He was a three-year member of the Golden Rams as a cornerback and safety, and played on two NCAA playoff teams.
A resident of Poughkeepsie, Johnson and his wife, Gina, were married in July 2010. He is near completion of his M.B.A. from Eastern University.