Hall of Fame induction: 1994
Regarded as state’s all-time high school track and field coach, he retired from the Howard High School position after the 1961 season. In his last seven years, Howard won the Delaware Interscholastic (state meet) 7 times, the Group 1 title in the Peninsula Relays 7 times, New Castle County Championships 6 times, Group 2 in the Bridgeton Relays 5 times, City championships 3 times and a class relay at the Penn Relays 6 times. In the Penn Relays High School Championships of America races, Howard placed 4 times with 2 thirds and 2 fifths.
Johnson started cross-country at Howard in 1956 and won the state meet 4 times, city meet 2 times and 33 straight inter-school meets. He coached for 14 years (since 1948), retired at age 39 because of the long hours involved for 9 months of the year.
Top athletes he developed included Bob King, Mel Perry, Dick Cephas, Marshall Dickerson, Quinton Sterling, Spencer Henry, and Randy Brittingham. Johnson himself was a high jumper for Howard High School and Indiana University. He was induced into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.