EUGENE M. JOHNSON
Inducted: June 4, 2006 in Merrillville, IN
Date of Birth: in Philadelphia, PA
High School Attended: Graduated:
High School Honors:
College Attended: Chaney State Graduated:
Coaching Experience: Head football coach at Gary West Side HS 40 years 1968-2008, having started the program; member of 1972 State Runner-up basketball coaching staff; member of 1972 and 1977-1979 State Champion track coaching staffs; head coach of the 2005 State 5th Place boys track team.
Coaching Honors: Coached or mentored over 10,000 student athletes in his coaching career; mentored, trained, and was head coach to over 30 eventual head coaches who went on to win state championships in other states, such as Oklahoma and California, as well as many eventual and current college level coaches across the country; longest running tenure of any coach in his region; had 10 Northwestern Conference Wrestling Championships; in track, teams won 10 Sectionals, 9 Regionals, and 5 State titles; was also a track Coach of the Year.