Chris Johnson, Arkansas: 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Indoor Track & Field Co-National Assistant Coach of the Year

Johnson, in his 10th year at Arkansas in charge of the sprints, hurdles, combined events and relays, watched his athletes score points at will in the postseason. It started at the SEC Championships, where the Razorbacks received half of their title-winning 141-point total from Johnson’s athletes (70). Ten of those points came from the 4×400 relay, which broke a longstanding meet record with its 3:28.50 effort. Then, at the NCAA Indoor Championships, Johnson’s athletes compiled 22 points to help Arkansas capture the national crown. Eight of those points came from Daszay Freeman, who finished runner-up in the 60H – despite entering the meet ranked 10th – with a huge PR of 7.99.