Induction Year: 2003
Carl Johnson began his basketball career at Bridgehampton High School while earning many accolades.
Johnson also set examples due to being the first player to win three championships in a row. When making his way to the championship in the 1978-1979 season, this was the first time that the Bridgehampton Bees had appeared in a championship in 49 years.
After graduating, he attended LIU-Southampton and played point guard for their basketball team. Johnson led the Colonials to a second place finish in The Big Apple Contest.
Johnson’s true basketball accomplishments were as a coach of his Alma Mater at Bridgehampton High School. He ended his coaching career with 159 wins and 61 losses. Johnson has won three New York State championships, two small school Suffolk County championships, six League championships, and seven Section XI Class D championships.
He was the first person in New York State history to win a State championship as a player and as a coach, which he did three times in a row.