ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee: LeRoy Johnson

ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee:  LeRoy Johnson

Mr. Leroy Johnson originally attended Augustana University College in Camrose before moving on to the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and eventually the University of Montana where he earned a Masters Degree in Education. In 1967 LeRoy was appointed high school principal at Camrose Lutheran College, where he worked to help the institution develop from its high school status into a degree-granting institution.

A proud accomplishment was the creation of the Viking's hockey program, still considered a strong ACAC program today. He was head coach and manager from 1967-1970 but continued on as team manager up until 1980. A founder of the internationally renowned Viking Cup Hockey Tournament, Johnson chaired the tournament from 1980 through to 1998.

Leroy Johnson's contributions to his community have been well-acknowledged with the presentation of a number of notable awards and distinctions recognizing him locally, provincially and nationally. Among those many distinctions are the Premier Lougheed Alberta Achievement Award (1975); Augustana University College Distinguished Alumnus Award (1975); Chamber of Commerce Achievement Award for Sports & Culture (1988);The Camrose Rotary Integrity Award (1992); CFRN TV Sports Award of Excellence (1996); and the Hockey Alberta Centennial Award (2007).