Johnny McCoy

Johnny McCoy has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments by earning four letters in track and three each in football and basketball for Garland High School. During the 1976 football season McCoy received all-district honorable mention as a wide receiver. After two years of play at Ranger Junior College, he transferred to Rice University where he earned two letters. As a junior he played primarily as a kickoff returner, and as a senior he played wide receiver and kick returner. At Garland High, McCoy was even more outstanding in track. In 1977 as a senior he won the district 220-yard sprint with a time of 21 point 8; ran the anchor leg on the winning sprint relay team; and ran the third leg on the winning mile relay team. Having qualified in regional competition for the state meet, he ran the anchor leg on the Owl sprint relay team, which won the state championship with a time of 41 point 0 . . . the best in the nation for 1977. He also ran the third leg on the mile relay team which finished third with a time of 3 minutes16 seconds, as the Owls scored 32 points, second only to the 38 points of the state champions. McCoy began as an assistant track couch at Garland High in 1989. He helped the girl’s team win seven district titles in 1989 to1999. In 2003, he became the boys track coach and took relay teams to the state meet in 2004, having won the regionals that year. In 2006 he again took two relay teams to the state meet. Johnny McCoy and his wife, Starla Ann, have four children, J.J., Monique Freeman, Tommy Jones, and Johnnica Satisfield.