Meet Shirley Johnson - Football Secretary over Alumni Activities
Behind the Scenes is a way to meet those within the BYU Athletic Department who don’t get as much spotlight as coaches and players. These are the dedicated secretaries, compliance officers, academic counselors, etc that hold the department together. Check back each week to meet the foundation of the department and go behind the scenes.
Shi, Shirls, Shirts, Squirrel, Tommy – none of which I use or like
Secretary; Coordinator of Football Alumni Information and Activities
What do you do?
Coordinate Football Alumni – website, emails, news, blogs, etc. Correspondence to missionaries, parents, alumni, special (sympathy, congrats, etc.), LOI’s
How long have you been working here?
Forever. I started with Coach Edwards in 1980. (When I was 10!)
Who are three people you work with the most?
Bronco Mendenhall, Duane Busby and Lance Reynolds.
What is your favorite sport and why?
Football – It’s my life and my livelihood!
What is your favorite treat?
Probably anything chocolate.
What do you usually order at Legends Grille?
Breakfast, pizza, salad
What is your favorite thing about your job?
It’s definitely all the people (players, coaches, etc.) that I have come to know. They’re like family to me.
Book of Mormon, Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Favorite Breakfast food
Favorite Candy bar
Favorite Music genre
Classic Rock/Eagle Country
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, “Oh, NO! She’s awake!”
How many places have you lived (tell us where if you would like!)
I would like to travel to
Favorite BYU sporting moment
BYU-SMU miracle ending
Favorite childhood memory
Visiting the farm during the summers
Do you play any musical instruments?
One of my favorite things to do is
Read, attend theater
Sometime in my life I would like to
Work (and sing along) with the Tabernacle Choir; write a novel
A little known fact about me is
I was a member of the Mormon Youth Chorus & Symphony back in the day