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Jerry Johnson ‘commanded respect’ as high school coach

Even today, years since he last coached at the school, you can still see a faint outline of words “coach Johnson” on the door of his old office at Mitchell High.But then, Jerry Johnson left lasting impressions wherever he went.Johnson, a beloved figure in local high school basketball, died Wednesday morning after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 72.”Legendary, that’s the word I would use to describe him,” said Ken Hudson, who was Johnson’s assistant at Mitchell. “More than anything, he commanded respect.”

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