Director of Football Academics
PhD in Higher Education, University of Louisville
Regina Johnson joined the Florida State University Athletic Department as Director of Football Academics in July 2019 after serving seven years at the University of Louisville as Assistant Director of Academics.
At Louisville, Regina received her Master’s Degree in Sport Administration in 2014 and continued to work exclusively with the football program, guiding student-athletes toward developing academic and graduation plans, monitoring their academic progress, and helping them become well-rounded individuals. During her time with the University of Louisville football, the program has received NCAA APR Public Recognition Award for ranking in the top ten percent for APR multi-year, earned the highest team GPA in Louisville football history, and received 1000 APR score twice. Her belief is that it is our responsibility to not only direct student-athletes toward completing their degrees, but also guide them to know how to prepare and communicate with leaders in the professional world. While at the University of Louisville, she was a Staff Senator, Athletic Diversity and Inclusion Committee member and a frequent guest lecturer on campus.
She is also an active member in the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A), N4A’s Ethnic Concerns Committee, and Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA).
Prior to Louisville, Regina earned a Bachelor's Degree in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville. She worked as a Student Assistant to the Head Coach for Men’s Basketball at the University of Tennessee. She assisted in organizing activities such as: mock interviews, career workshops, orientations, community involvement projects, academic tutoring and CHAMPS/Life Skills events for student-athletes and staff.
University of Texas Black Student-Athlete Summit Presenter: “Model for Collegiate Coaches that Best Support African American Female Student-Athletes using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy” (2019)
N4A Professional Development Institute Graduate - Leader/Manager Participant (2018)
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter: “The Forgotten Ones: Engaging the Athletically Unengaged” (2018)
N4A Concurrent Workshop Presenter: “Supporting African American Student-Athletes at Predominately White Institutions (PWIs)” (2014)
Regional Outreach Chair for N4A Ethnic Concerns Committee (2018-2019)
Recorder for N4A Ethnic Concerns Committee (2016-2018)
Women Leaders in College Sports member (2017-present)
N4A Individual Academic Advising Credential (2015)
Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) member (2015-present)
N4A Ethnic Concerns Committee member (2014-present)
N4A member (2012-present)