About

Derek Johnson

During the past few years, I have done a number of interviews with Derek and have enjoyed reading his many articles. From the very beginning I have been very impressed with his method of research, his questions and most importantly his writing skills.

Don James — Head Football Coach, Washington Huskies 1975 - 1992

Derek Johnson is the author of five books: Husky Football in the Don James Era, The Dawgs of War, Bow Down to Willingham, The Husky Hitman, and Rooting From Afar. Since his mid-twenties, Johnson has been writing for a variety of websites and magazines, in particular Dawgman.com and Sports Washington magazine. He brought a new dimension to Dawgman.com, with his regular features of former UW players such as Lincoln Kennedy, Dave Hoffmann, Napoleon Kaufman, Warren Moon, Greg Lewis and Brandon Roy. His 2004 article, The Roses of Wrath, featured a lengthy interview with former UW coach Don James, who revealed for the first time the specifics behind his 1993 resignation.

Derek Johnson is the author of five books: Husky Football in the Don James Era, The Dawgs of War, Bow Down to Willingham, The Husky Hitman, and Rooting From Afar. Since his early twenties, Johnson has been writing for a variety of websites and magazines, in particular Dawgman.com and Sports Washington magazine. He brought a new dimension to Dawgman.com, with his lively features of former UW players such as Lincoln Kennedy, Dave Hoffmann, Napoleon Kaufman, Warren Moon, Greg Lewis and Brandon Roy. His 2004 article, The Roses of Wrath, featured a lengthy interview with former UW coach Don James, who revealed for the first time the specifics behind his controversial 1993 resignation.

Johnson is currently a sportswriter for the Woodinville Weekly and a freelance commercial writer. He lives in Seattle.