(Hartford High School)
A basketball star, Johnny led the Hartford Mustangs to the 1941 and 1942 KHSAA State Basketball Tournaments. His performance led him to be named to the 1942 All-Tournament team and the Kentucky-Indiana All Star team. His high school career led him to becoming a star player and legendary coach at Western Kentucky University. Led WKU to the Final Four in 1971. Western’s basketball court is named in his honor.