North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson has had a stellar career in officiating as both a game official and booking agent. A graduate of Central High School in Hillsborough and North Carolina A&T State University, Johnson spent 30 years in education, 26 in the Wayne County system and 15 of those as assistant principal at Dillard Middle School. His contributions in the area of officiating, however, are enormous. He has umpired high school baseball for 36 years, calling over 3,200 games and five NCHSAA state championship series along with 22 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) tournaments. In football, his career spans 35 years and well over 1,000 games, including two NCHSAA state championships, an NCAA Division II national championship, and numerous CIAA championship games. His basketball career includes 26 years and almost 1,800 games, including a couple NCHSAA state 4-A women's championships. Active in his church in Goldsboro, he has earned numerous awards, including the Association's coveted Golden Whistle Award in 2008.