(12-21-22) Last night veteran Homestead Head Boys Basketball Coach Chris Johnson picked up his 400th win, since his first season in 1999-2000 at the school, with a 49-46 win over Leo. The Spartans are now 6-0 this season heading into the final weeks in 2022.
With last night’s win Johnson has a career 400-158 record with the Spartans, including eight sectionals, two regionals, one semi-state and a Class 4A state title in 2015. His next milestone will give him 500 wins as a head coach…his present overall record as a head coach is 479-193 in 29 seasons, including an 80-35 record in five seasons at Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger.
2015 Class 4A State Championship Game
Homestead 91, Evansville Reitz 90 OT. | Final
■ Final Records: Homestead (29-2), Evansville Reitz (29-2).
■ Homestead rallies late, wins first state championship in OT
■ Homestead’s Dana Batt named Trester Award recipient
Box Score | Recap | Order Photos
Johnson started his coaching career as an assistant at Cincinnati Elder, then was an assistant at Merrillville before becoming the head coach at Bishop Dwenger. A 1983 graduate of Brookville (Ohio) High School, Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State in 1988. He previously was an IBCA District 1 Coach of the Year in 2010 and 2012. He also was an assistant coach for the 2012 Indiana All-Stars.
Boys Basketball | Homestead vs Leo | 12/20/22 | Fort Wayne, IN
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