Coach Johnston is currently in his second year of coaching at Centennial. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri he graduating from Warrensburg High School. After graduating from WHS, he attended the University of Missouri and received his undergraduate degree in education in 2015. Coach Johnston wrestled as a starter for Mizzou for three years, so the knowledge and understanding of the next level of this sport is a true asset for our Titans! Coach Johnston helped his team to five consecutive conference titles, with four teammtes reaching top-10 NCAA finishes, two of which were in the top 5!
Upon graduating in 2015 he was accepted into Missouri's Masters of Education in educational and counselling psychology with emphasis in positive coaching program, graduating in December 2016. Now working towards his second Masters Degree, Masters of Business in Athletic Administration, from Ohio University.
Coach Johnston is very prideful of the fact that he was able to accomplish all of his academic endeavors while also competing as a division one athlete in wrestling.
Coach Jackson is currently in his sixth year as Head Coach of the Centennial High School Teams. He started wrestling when he was 7 years old for the Carrollton Stars wrestling club after getting a flyer at school advertising their program.
Jackson excelled in youth wrestling winning eight consecutive state titles. He continued his success in high school taking 2nd place as a freshman at the UIL State Wrestling Tournament going 39-3 for the season at Hebron High School. Jackson did not lose for the remainder of his high school career going 44-0 as a sophomore and winning the state title, and 28-0 as a junior and winning the state title. Unfortunately he did not wrestle as a senior due to a shoulder injury sustained in football. He finished his high school career with a record of 111-3. He was ranked the #2 152lb recruit in the country in 2004 (W.I.N. Magazine) behind future NCAA champion and teammate Jarrod King.
After high school Coach Jackson wrestled for the University of Oklahoma under Jack Spates from 2004-2008. Jackson wrestled in multiple tournaments for the Sooners and was a part of the Sooners elite teams that finished 3rd in 2005, 3rd in 2006 in the NCAA tournament.
Coach Jackson has always coached in some capacity with youth or high school since 2009. He lives in Frisco with his wife, Michelle, daughter, Addie Sue and their newest addition, son, Luke.
Assistant Coach Cody Johnston
Head Coach Jacob Jackson
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