©2018 Just Athletics Track Club

 

CHRIS JOHNSON

Founder: The Just Athletics Podcast/CEO: The Just Athletics Track Club

Hometown: St. Helens, OR.

College/Grad school: 

  • Lane Community College

  • University of Oregon - B.A. in English

  • Concordia College - Teaching Certificate in English and Language Arts

  • Western Oregon University - M.S. in Education

Coaching:

  • Siuslaw High School

    • Cross Country: 1995- Present

    • Track & Field: 1996- Present

    • *Became Head Coach of both programs in 1996.


Coaching Highlights: 

  • Cross Country​​:

    • 11 Team State Championships​

      • Girls: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015

      • ​Boys: ​1996, 2004, 2011, 2012​

    • 7 Individual State Champions

    • 31 District Championships

      • Girls:​ 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

      • Boys: 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017

    • 2012 Boys Team set the state low scoring record with 29 points 

  • Track & Field

    • 2 Boys Team State Championships:1997, 2013

    • 23 Individual State Champions

    • 20 District Championships

      • Girls: 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015

      • Boys: 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012

  • ​2006: Founded the Just Athletics Summit and the Just Athletics Podcast

Coaching Awards/Recognition:

  • National Federation of High School Coaches Association’s Oregon and Northwest Sectional and Regional Coach of the Year for Girls Cross Country in 2009, Boys Track & Field 2014

  • Who's Who in Oregon Track and Field 3A Boys Coach of the Year: 2004, 2005

  • Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year

    • Boys XC: 1996, 2004, 2011, 2012

    • Girls XC: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2015,

    • Boys TF: 2013

  • The World Newspaper Coach of the Year 2003

  • 6x Sky-Em Coach of the Year XC six times​

    • Girls: 2003, 2004, 2005

    • Boys: 2002, 2003, 2004

  • Far West League Coach of the Year XC

    • Girls: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

    • Boys: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017

  • Inducted into St. Helens Hall of Fame in 2007

Fun Facts:

  • Runs at least four miles every calendar day since January 1, 2005.

  • Ran around Waldo Lake (somewhere in the 28-30 mile range) and then went directly to and summited South Sister (about 10,000 ft.) 

  • Has run the Hood to Coast Relay 25 times since 1986 and have been on five winning (division teams) and teams that have finished as high as 3rd overall, including the 2014 Black Flag Men’s Masters team who had an average age of 46.66666. White Flag, our Mixed Masters Team, won in 2018.

  • For about 10 year after college I ran in races under the name Iguana Johnson.