Dan Johnston starts his fourth year as the associate athletic director for development at North Texas. He is responsible for all aspects of the premium seating program at North Texas, including the sales and management of suites and club seats at Apogee Stadium at Mean Green Village, the development and implementation of campaign-themed printed materials and the execution of the stadium seating plan.
Johnston is also one of the primary major gift fundraisers for Mean Green athletics, as well as having responsibilities for the growth and expansion of the student-athlete scholarship fund, the Mean Green Club.
Johnston came to North Texas from Colorado State where he was the annual fund director for the athletic department for the last three years. While at CSU, Johnston developed the immediate and long-range annual fundraising efforts of the department. He created and implemented the "Ram Point System" that is used for priority seating.
Prior to his time at CSU, Johnston spent four years at the University of Maryland as the assistant ticket manager and the assistant director of the Terrapin Club. As the assistant ticket manager, he assisted with the day-to-day operations of the ticket office and served as the direct liaison between the Terrapin Club and the ticket office. With the move over to development, Johnston established fundraising plans and priorities as the assistant director for the Terrapin Club.
Johnston started out his career in collegiate athletics at the University of Iowa from 2002-04 where he served as an intern in the athletic ticket office.
A native of West Liberty, Iowa, Johnston earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 2003.