If it happened in CNU Track & Field, Coach Lou probably had something to do with it. After 26 years as an integral part of the CNU coaching staff, the venerable Coach Johnson will shift to a consulting role as he turns his focus to a talented post-collegiate training group.
Coach Lou was presented with a mock-up of the bronze plaque that will be mounted near the finish line of the indoor Vince Brown Track at the Freeman Center. The timing platform there will be recognized as "Coach Lou's Perch" where he is sure to be found at CNU's home events.
While not retiring from coaching, Johnson will continue to serve in an emeritus role with the program as he focuses his attention on his cadre of post-collegiate athletes under the banner of The Speed Specific Program. One of his charges, Ronald Bennett, not only made the 2012 Olympics in the 110m Hurdles, but was named the flag bearer for Honduras at the Opening Ceremonies.