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NSU legendary track coach Leon Johnson retires

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When Northwestern State hired Leon Johnson to be its track and field coach 31 years ago, no one, including Johnson could ever have imagined what the experience would become.   Wednesday, one of the greatest names in the history of collegiate track and field stepped down to a well-deserved retirement. T he numbers are overwhelming: 57 NCAA All-Americans, three National Champions, two Olympians and nine Conference Championships and that doesn't even begin to total the number of lives changed over three decades.

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