J. Thomas Johnson ’96

Tom Johnson graduated from Princeton in 2000 and accepted a teaching/coaching position at The HILL School in Pottstown, PA where he has for years taught history and coached girl’s water polo. In 2011, he was also named Dean of The HILL School Faculty. He has been coaching girl’s water polo now for 15 years, won the New England Championship in 2001 and Eastern Championships in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010, and again this year defeating Episcopal Academy on 11-8-15, 19-17 in OT! He was delighted when former DA faculty member and water polo coach Steve Murray was named last spring as the new Headmaster at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and had a chance to salute one another when HILL played (and defeated) Lawrenceville at L’ville on Nov. 8, 2015. Tom has a wife, Leigh, who teaches at HILL, and a daughter, Harper, and they are looking forward to attending Tom’s 20th DA Reunion in 2016.

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Jotham Johnson P ’96


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