top of page
  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #245: Ryan Johnson "Be A Farmer and Plant Seeds"


Ryan Johnson teaches physical education at Wayzata High School and is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Wayzata Public Schools, a position he began in 2000. Wayzata Athletics have captured 59 team state titles in his tenure and Johnson works directly with the three-time state champion football program as Director of Operations and Player Development.

He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) He serves as the Minnesota NSCA State Director, and is the Mid America Regional Director for the NHSSCA. In 2010 he was named the NSCA Minnesota High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year and in 2013 was named the NSCA State Director of the Year. Johnson was also named the NSCA 2017 National High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

A former volunteer firefighter, he also received an Award of Merit from the Minnesota Department of Health and Safety for participation in a lifesaving CPR/AED effort to revive a player that suffered sudden cardiac arrest while at practice. Johnson is a frequent clinician, speaker and his Wayzata Trojan Power program has been visited by over 50 other high school and small college programs. He also volunteered his time in the Rockford School District where he and his wife and four children reside by serving as the Rockford Area Athletic Association President and Youth Football Director.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Why he choose to plant his flag at the High School level.

  • The summer Trojan Power program.

  • How we grow S&C at the High School level.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Available On:




Social Media:





  • CoachesEye

Recommended Websites:


Sponsored By:

8 views0 comments


bottom of page