Frank Johnson learned chess as a freshman at Southside High School. His chess coach was Dr. Minder Rucker. Coach Frank became smitten with the game very quickly and went on to play throughout high school and college. Coach Frank received several chess scholarships during the years.
Coach Frank became interested in teaching chess in 2008. He had always taught chess off and on in an unofficial capacity but decided to give it a try as an occupation in 2008.Since then he has had the opportunity to teach chess to both children and adults all over the world. He has conservatively taught upwards of 600 students the game, many of which have gone on to surpass his knowledge. Coach Frank is a United States Chess Federation Level III Certified Coach. He is also a Nationally recognized chess expert. Coach Frank also organizes chess events as a certified tournament director.