Lynnette Johnson is in her 23rd year overall with Ole Miss Athletics. Currently, she is in her 14th year as a Sport Administrator and Senior Woman Administrator. She is the Sport Administrator for eight intercollegiate programs, which include: soccer, volleyball, rifle, women's basketball, men's and women's golf and tennis. She also handles multiple internal and external operations involving all sports programs and several departments.
During her first nine years, Johnson was a member of the Sports Medicine staff. She became the first female head athletic trainer in the Southeastern Conference in 1997.
During her 14 years as a sport administrator, the programs that she has worked with have been very successful. Collectively, they have won three SEC Regular Season titles, 14 Western Division titles, three SEC Tournament titles and made over 30 NCAA tournament appearances; which include several Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four appearances. Individual student-athlete accomplishments have been just as impressive with multiple All-America honors, SEC Champions, NCAA Champions and two Olympians.
Johnson is also responsible for coordinating and bidding all NCAA and SEC postseason events held on campus. Ole Miss has hosted SEC men's and women's tennis, track and field, cross country, softball and soccer and is scheduled to host the SEC Women's Tennis Championship in April 2012. The NCAA has also found a home at Ole Miss, hosting men's and women's tennis regionals, five baseball regionals and three baseball super regionals.
Academically, the teams are excelling in the classroom as well; putting up high graduation rates, multiple Academic All-America honors and Taylor Medalists, as well as the first athlete to be inducted into the school's Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society chapter.
The Pittsburgh, Pa., native is a 1988 graduate of East Carolina University and a 1990 graduate of Ole Miss with a master's degree in Education. She is married to Tal Johnson and the couple has two daughters, Alexandria and Samantha.