After nearly three decades at the helm of the Butte Central Cross Country team, Coach Bob Johnson has decided to call it a career.  The following is from a press release from Butte Central Activities Director Chad Petersen:

graphic courtesty Butte Central Development
graphic courtesty Butte Central Development

Coach Bob Johnson has decided to retire from coaching after an incredible run as Butte Central’s Head Cross County Coach.

Coach Johnson also served as an assistant coach for Butte Central’s track team. Coach Johnson started his coaching career at Butte Central in 1995 when he was an assistant coach for our track and field team. The following year, Bob became the Maroons Head Cross Country Coach. During his tenure, he has coached & mentored several all-conference & all-state athletes. “Bob has been an outstanding coach, leader and mentor to so many young men & women over the years. In addition to being a remarkable coach, Bob is a genuinely sincere & caring man that has earned him nothing but respect and admiration from his athletes and fellow coaches throughout the state.” Butte Central Activities Director Chad Petersen said. “While we will certainly miss coach Johnson, we know he wants to spend more time with his family and to be able to watch his grandkids play sports. We appreciate and thank Bob for all he has given Butte Central over the years and wish him, his wife Eileen and their entire family nothing but the best.”

Butte Central is looking to name a replacement for Coach Johnson later this spring.

For further information, please contact Chad Petersen at (406)782-8084.

Five Things You Must See When Visiting Butte, Montana

Butte, Montana is a history buff's dream. With a history of being a rough-and-tumble mining camp, Butte is home to one of the largest Historic Districts in the nation and a has some fascinating things to see whether you're visiting for a day or for the season.

Know Your Butte History: Standing Mine Headframes

Dozens of mine headframes used to dot the Butte hill but most have since been torn down or swallowed by the Pit. Here are the ones that still tower proudly over our town.

More From 95.5 KMBR