Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School Athletics

Tara Johnson

Entering her 21st year in teaching Coach Tara Johnson leads the girls athletic program at Diamond Hill Jarvis High School. Coach Johnson is also the head girls varsity basketball coach and the assistant flag football coach.


Graduate from University of North Texas in 1997 and 2006

B.S. In Kinesiology and MA in Counseling

Played College basketball for University of North Florida from 1992-1993 and University of north Texas  from 1993-1995

Began coaching career as a Division I NCAA Assistant II basketball coach at Florida Atlantic University in 1997

Then University of Texas Pan America (RGV) in 1998

Began public teaching career in Ft Worth at Kirkpatrick Middle School in 1999

I have taught at FWISD, Plano ISD, Dallas ISD, Texas City ISD, and Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD

In 2010 at the age of 36, I spent a short stint playing professional/ international basketball in Durham, England, UK for Durham University and for the FIBA National league of NE England

I have also spent a number of years working as a school administrator and Counselor in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program and for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

I returned to FWISD in 2018 and this is my 5th year as the AC and Head girls varsity basketball coach at DHJ. It is my 21sth year of service.