Adam Johnson, 2024

At Laguna Beach HS, Adam was a standout in volleyball, soccer and foot-ball where he was a nation-al caliber punter. He led volleyball to three straight CIF championships, being named All-CIF and League MVP, while playing for Bill Ashen. The 6-3 outside hit-ter selected USC for col-lege where he was a three-time collegiate All-American, leading the Trojans to three straight NCAA finals (1985-87), and became USC’s first National Player of Year in 1986. The Trojans finished as NCAA runner-up to Pep-perdine in 1985 and 1986, and UCLA in 1987 with John-son as the key player. He made NCAA All-Tournament in 1986 and ‘87. He played for USA Junior Team in 1984, in the World University Games in 1985 and ‘87, and trained on and off with USA National Team from 1986-88. An ankle injury kept him from the 1988 Olympic team. He won USVBA Rookie of the Year and earned All-American honors in 1986. He won the 1989 USA National Team Coaches Award as a team starter before turning to the beach game after leaving national team in 1990. His beach career ranked him 10th all-time with 43 career vic-tories, and was inducted in 2012 to the California Beach HOF. USC retired his #9 jersey in 2012. Today he runs the Adam Johnson Volleyball Academy in Texas.