AHSAA Mourns the Death of High School Hall of Fame Coach Bobby Joe Johnson
The Alabama High School High School Athletic Association was saddened to learn of the death of long-time Cherokee County High School football coach and athletic director Bobby Joe Johnson, 80. He passed away Monday, Nov. 30.
“Coach Bobby Joe Johnson was a major positive influence on the lives of so many, especially in Centre where he grew up and later served as head football coach and athletic director at Cherokee County High School,” ” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “He was a leader that led by example. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and extended family of so many high school student-athletes who played on his teams.”
Coach Johnson led Cherokee County to the Class 4A state championship game in 1984 and later led Saks to the Super 6 finals in 1996. His overall head-coaching record in 33 seasons was 220-125-3. He served his alma mater Cherokee County High School from 1966-1991 where he compiled s 173-93-3 record over 26 seasons.
A memorial service will he held at Cherokee County High School’s Bobby Joe Johnson Field on Sunday, Dec. 13 at noon. The family will have a private graveside service.
A poignant tribute by al.com writer Ben Thomas can be found at the following link: