Tony Johnson (rower)

Philip Anthony "Tony" Johnson (born November 16, 1940) is an American rower who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics and in the 1968 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Washington, D.C.

Johnson began his rowing career under the legendary Charlie Butt at Washington-Lee High School and continued to row at Syracuse University and Potomac Boat Club.

In the 1964 Summer Olympics, he finished tenth with his partner James Edmonds - Men's coxless pairs event.

He also earned gold medals at the 1967 and 1969 European championships

Four years later in the 1968 Summer Olympics he won the silver with his partner Larry Hough in the 1968 coxless pairs competition.

He served as an assistant U.S. Olympic rowing coach in 1972.

Tony Johnson has coached and directed the rowing program at Georgetown since 1989. He first coached the Georgetown crew from 1967 to 1969 before coaching at Yale University for 20 years. In guiding the sport of crew on the Hilltop, Johnson has overseen significant growth of the program, strengthening the foundation for even greater success in the future. He has helped to secure over $18 million in financial support over the past 15 years. Johnson was the only full-time coach in 1990 when he returned to Georgetown in 1990.

Tony Johnson also hosts the annual much-anticipated "Tony-que"-- a barbecue held each June for all Georgetown rowers participating in the IRA National Championship Regatta.

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