Darrell Johnson

Vice President, Field Operations (Exec. Director - NYC)


Darrell joined PCA in April 2016, as the first Executive Director of our New York City chapter. Darrell is charged with working with a dynamic board and high impact strategic partners such as the New York Yankees, Madison Square Garden (NY Knicks, NY Rangers & NY Liberty) and NYC FC soccer club to transform the NYC tri-state area into a youth sports development zone. In 2019, Darrell was promoted to Vice President of Field Operations, not only continuing his leadership in NYC, but also managing operations for PCA-New England, PCA-Los Angeles, PCA-Portland, PCA-Arizona, PCA-Hawaii, and PCA-Chicago.

Prior to joining PCA, Darrell's career was spent in brand management at Sara Lee, PepsiCo and Heineken focused on marketing and media strategy, new product innovation as well as sports and entertainment activation for several world renowned brands. Darrell has a BA from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and a MBA from Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA).

A native New Yorker, Darrell currently resides in Stamford, Connecticut with his wife and three children (all aspiring athletes!). Active in youth basketball, Darrell coaches boys and girls AAU basketball at various levels. He can always be found in a gym, park or driveway watching, coaching and training future basketball stars!

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