CHARLOTTE—Olympic High School has named its football stadium in honor of a long-time coach and athletic director.
The stadium was named in honor of Dave Johnson at the season opener at Olympic in a game against Myers Park.
Johnson began his career in education at North Mecklenburg High School in 1965, but he spent 41 years at Olympic. While there, he taught math and also coached baseball, football, basketball, tennis and golf at one time or another.
He served as athletic director at Olympic from 1986 to ’98 and also was very active in the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. Johnson was the president of the state athletic directors’ organization in 1991-92.