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).