Bob Johnson (SHS Track Coach 1995 - 2010). Bullet Bob Johnson has had an
exemplary professional, running, and coaching career, including 44 years of
volunteer coaching. Prior to coaching, Bob established himself as a premier
sprinter. He was a California high school league and community college champion,
held school records at Oregon State University in the 220 and 440, and was a
member of four OSU school record setting teams. At the national collegiate
championships, Bob’s 880 relay team finished third, his mile relay team finished
second, and his sprint medley team finished first while breaking the world and
NCAA records. He was captain his senior year and has been inducted into the
OSU Sports Hall of Fame. Professionally, Bob worked 33 years in the paper
business then founded Strada Camera Cranes and Fluid Images with his son, Rick.
Bob won Oregon Business Man of the Year in 2003 and won a national leadership
award in 2004. During this time, Bob’s passion for track never waned. He was a
head track coach for 17 years and an assistant track coach for 27 years, primarily at
West Linn High School and Sisters High School, where he was head coach from
1999 2010. Bob coached multiple district and state champions, and helped 146
SHS and WLHS students continue their track careers in college. Bob always
emphasized that his student-athletes learn life lessons from his track programs in
order to become better people. Bob has been a model athlete, coach, husband
(married over 58 years), and businessman.