Congressman Cohen Remembers Coach Jerry Johnson

January 24, 2021
Press Release
Coached LeMoyne-Owen Magicians to an NCAA Championship

MEMPHIS – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today was saddened to learn of the passing of legendary LeMoyne-Owen College basketball coach and athletic director Jerry C. Johnson and made the following statement:

“Coach Johnson was loved by LeMoyne-Owen, beloved by his Magician players, and respected and admired by the entire Memphis community. I was always impressed with his quiet demeanor and self-effacing attitude, even though he was as much a star in the Memphis basketball world as anyone. A gentle giant and a gentleman, he led an exemplary life and will be missed.”