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Coach Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

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The statistics are inspiring.

Carl Johnson has been a part of seven of Bridgehampton High School’s nine New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s state championships. He was the first person in state history to win as both a player and a coach winning three state titles as a high school player and four as the head coach. In his more than a quarter-century career as Bridgehampton’s Killer Bees coach, he has led the basketball team to more than 300 wins, 13 League titles and 11 Section XI championships with an overall 60 percent winning average. In 1980, he was named New York State Small School Co-Player of the Year and has been named Coach of the Year numerous times at the league and sectional levels.

In 2020, he was inducted into the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame, which was canceled two weeks before the ceremony due to the pandemic. Mr. Johnson, along with the other inductees chose an in-person option. He was finally truly inducted at a ceremony on March 19 in Glen Falls, NY.

The Bridgehampton School community congratulates Mr. Johnson for his many achievements and his continued positive influence on so many students and staff members in the Bridgehampton School community.

“He is a Bridgehampton legend who has done so much for the students and community,” Principal Michael Miller said. “We are all extremely lucky to know such a great person, coach and educator.”

After the Bridgehampton Bees girls basketball game on March 21, Coach Johnson was presented with a poster congratulating him on being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Date Added: 3/22/2023