Temeka Johnson

Title: Girls’ Basketball Head Coach
Company: John Curtis Christian School
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

Temeka Johnson, Girls’ Basketball Head Coach at John Curtis Christian School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in athletics.

With a lifelong love for sports, the young Ms. Johnson would constantly play basketball with her friends and family, always knowing her future would involve athletics in some way. After earning a Bachelor of Science in sociology from Louisiana State University in 2005, her professional career took off as she played in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for 12 years until 2017. During this time of her life, she was the recipient of the Nancy Lieberman Award in 2004 and honored as a member of the WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2005. In addition, she was the 2005 WNBA Rookie of the Year, 2009 WNBA Champion, 2010 Elizur Cup Winner, and 2012 EuroCup Winner. Ms. Johnson authored “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions” in 2010, “Temeka’s Choice” in 2012, and “Meek Follows the Rules” in 2013.

After retiring from professional basketball, Ms. Johnson served as a coach at McKinley High School and has been the girls’ basketball head coach at John Curtis Christian School since 2020. In 2021, she attained a Master of Science in organizational leadership and entrepreneurship from Grand Canyon University. In this second portion of her career, she is dedicated to ensuring that girls’ sports are given the attention they need and deserve, while also serving as a mentor and advocate for seventh- to 12th-grade girls in sports. With this sentiment, she founded the Heaven Opens People’s Eyes Foundation in 2018. Reflecting on her success, Ms. Johnson credits God’s goodness, as well as her own self-confidence. Although she is only 5″3′, the platform that He gave her made her feel like she was 6″5′ and because of that, she was able to touch many people. Looking ahead, she aspires to impact as many lives as she can, to use her platform to the best of her ability, to be a light in this world and to be an example to her family.

 

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