Alumni, friends and congregants gathered today to honor the legacy of Coach Jerry C. Johnson. Today was legacy Sunday at Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church 620 Parkrose in Southwest Memphis.
Coach Johnson worked as the Men's Head Basketball Coach for 46 years at LeMoyne-Owen College.
He was a "father and coach" to so many young men at the college. Recently, Coach Johnson also celebrated his 100th birthday on June 20 at the Holiday Inn - University Memphis.
Johnson's service to LOC will leave a life-long imprint in the College's basketball history.
Pictured below are William Anderson, current LOC head coach; Clint Jackson, athletic director and Jesse Chapman, LeMoyne-Owen College National Alumni President-Elect.