LaTroy Johnson is entering his fifth season as equipment manager for the Middle Tennessee football program.
The Orangeburg, S.C., native made his way to Murfreesboro after spending the previous two years as head equipment manager at South Carolina State University.
Before arriving at S.C. State, Johnson spent one season as the wide receiver coach at Bethune-Bowman High School in Bowman, S.C. Johnson coached Chris Williams, who later signed with Carson-Newman, during the 2004 season.
Prior to his coaching debut, Johnson served as a student equipment manager for football at Clemson University, where he worked with the wide receivers for four years. Johnson worked all four years under Alphonso Smith, who promoted him to head student manager his senior year.
During his time at Clemson, Johnson went to four straight bowl games, worked with Rick Stockstill for three years, and was there when current Middle Tennessee coaches Justin Watts and Willie Simmons were players.
Johnson attended Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, where he played wide receiver and helped lead the Bruins to four straight playoff appearances. Orangeburg-Wilkinson produced former Clemson great Woody Dantzler, a quarterback recruited by Stockstill. Johnson was a freshman when Dantzler was a senior, and that's when the relationship with Stockstill began.
Johnson earned his degree from Clemson in sports management in 2004 and is the father of one son, Aaron LaTroy.