Charles Johnston

Charles Johnston
Charles Johnston
1930–2017

Category
Coaching
Year Inducted
2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article originally appeared in the June 15, 2014 edition of the Observer.

Chuck Johnston has always been a man of few words.

But when the subject of tennis comes up, he is more than willing to share his thoughts about the sport.

And one thing hasn't changed: When he speaks, it's with meaning and you listen.

In 1962, Johnston became the first-ever boys tennis coach at Fredonia. He held the position for 27 years, and boasts an impressive 374-47 record. During his time as coach, he recorded 17 County championships, 13 Section 6 titles, was named New York State Coach of the Year in 1982 and the District 1 Coach of the Year from the National High School Coaches Association in 1983. He also held a perfect 54-0 record against Dunkirk.


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