Class of 2007
Chatham | Glenwood
Tom Johnson was born in Springfield, IL and he attended Springfield High School. He was a 1972 graduate. He competed at Springfield for four years. He also played baseball. Tom attended Greenville College and graduated in 1977. He also played baseball while at Greenville.
After college, Tom came back to Springfield as an assistant coach for two years. He then became head wrestling coach at Chatham-Glenwood. Tom coached twenty-four consecutive winning seasons and had a career coaching record of 386-155-2. His teams won eight straight regional titles and twelve conference championships. He had thirty seven state qualifiers and six place-winners.
In 1990 Tom started an IESA program as well as an IKWF club. He was also involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes in college as well while as a coach at Chatham.
Tom serves as an elementary physical education teacher and assistant soccer coach. He has a career coaching record of 280-138-39 in twenty-two years as Head Soccer Coach at Springfield and Chatham.