Kentucky Historical Society

Interview with Alvis Johnson, Jr.





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26 minutes. This interview was conducted by a member of the Mercer County Key Club. Track & Field Hall of Fame Coach Alvis Johnson discusses his athletic accomplishments at Harrodsburg High School from 1973 to 1998; during that 25 year span, he and his teams experienced one losing season. He lists several of his players who were awarded football & track scholarships, many of whom were recruited by the National Football League. Coach Johnson also discusses the former rivalry between Harrodsburg High School & Mercer County High School and the impactlhe merger of the two schools has had on the community. Other topics include: Coaching Championship Track & Football Teams; High School Rivalries; High School Merger; Alvis Johnson; Football Field in Harrodsburg; Racial Tension

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