Freddy Johnson Awarded the Charles N. Carter Athletic Director Cup
Greensboro Day School Athletic Director Freddy Johnson was awarded the Charles N. Carter Athletic Director Cup by the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) at a ceremony earlier held yesterday. This award recognizes the outstanding dedication of Athletic Directors to the NCISAA, local conferences, and individual schools.
Johnson has served as the Athletic Director at Greensboro Day School for 37 years, in addition to coaching and teaching responsibilities. He holds the North Carolina high school record for most wins by a basketball coach with more than 930 wins, has captured 2 NCISAA girls’ tennis state championships, 8 boys’ basketball state championships, 22 PACIS conference championships, 20 Coach of the Year awards, and multiple national All-Star game coaching opportunities including the Jordan Brand All-Star Game, the Capital Classic in Washington, DC, and the 2013 McDonald’s All-American game in Chicago, IL. He has twice been selected a NC Top 80 Coach, been inducted to the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, Greensboro College Athletics Hall of Fame, and received the Greensboro College Alumni Excellence Award in 2008.
Under Johnson’s leadership, Greensboro Day School now offers more than 40 athletic teams with 85% of middle and upper school students participating in at least one sport. During his tenure, Greensboro Day has won 40 state championships and 154 conference championships with 173 GDS graduates participating in athletics at the collegiate level.
Head of School Mark Hale said, “We couldn’t be prouder of Coach Johnson and what he has accomplished. Not only is he an outstanding coach who is well-respected by his peers and college coaches throughout the state, but also a wonderful teacher. He always takes time to give individual attention to our students and to teach them the value of character and hard work, both at school and in their lives.”
In the spring of 2015, Chuck Carter retired as the Executive Director of the NCISAA. The NCISAA Awards Committee, in conjunction with Matt Gossage, the President of the NCISAA Board of Directors, decided to establish this award to honor the legacy of Chuck Carter and to recognize the outstanding dedication of Athletic Directors.