Coach Johnson was featured in a story for the OCPS/Seminole Game. Check out the Story below.
The Orlando Sports Foundation selected Andy Johnson for this honor at its fall Board of Directors meeting, because he represents all the qualities of a Community Soldier and is one of the reasons that the OSF works hard to fund research to help find a Cure for Cancer. Johnson was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in March of 2019. He, along with his family, decided to battle the disease with a regimen of 12 chemo treatments. That’s when the challenges began. It took away his energy and “left his hands numb and his feet felt like they were in ice water.”
But he never turned his back on his team or coaches at Boone High School. He continued to be on the field daily, using a golf cart to motor around the practice field. At games, he was there coaching, even when his equilibrium and sturdiness were challenged. All the student-athletes rallied around his battle with cancer and the way he “soldiered on” through difficult times. His courage was an inspiration to his coaches, who supported Coach Johnson and allowed him to do what he loves best. “Coach his boys.” Andy Johnson was the Orange Cure Classic All-Star Head Coach in 2017 and 2018. His experience with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma has made him a strong advocate for Cancer Research and a full partner with the Orlando Sports Foundation in its efforts to raise money for this Cause.