Year Inducted: 1988
Schools / Organizations: Kaneland High School
St. Charles High School
Biography: Ron Johnson celebrated his 500th high school coaching victory on Feb. 14, 1987 when St. Charles HS defeated Lake Park HS. Ron, a Bradley University graduate came to St. Charles in 1963 after a 6-year stint as the head coach at Kaneland High School. His St. Charles teams won 475+ games through his retirement in 1998. They grabbed 21 IHSA Regional crowns and 2 IHSA Sectional titles. Ron joins his dad, Mel (a 1974 inductee) as a coach in the Hall of Fame. Ron Johnson died on February 23, 2020 at the age of 97.