Oliver Johnson


In many ways an iconoclast, Coach Oliver Johnson has never been afraid to carve his own path in pursuit of positive change. Born in Washington D.C. in 1940, Coach Johnson originally traveled to Africa in 1969, as a member of the Peace Corp. Through his tireless efforts, Johnson has used basketball as a tool to encourage young Africans to pursue their dreams and better themselves, making an indelible impact on the lives of people like Masai Ujiri for over four decades. With a fearless attitude and an insatiable drive to inspire youth, his efforts know no bounds. Peace everybody!