Shane was a three sport athlete at Bennett, majoring in football, basketball and track.The Tiger squads Shane played on won the Harvard Cup in the 1985 season, the Yale Cup in the ‘87 season, and the Scalp & Blade track championship each of his years on the track squad. Although an All-High high jumper in track, Shane’s first love in sports is basketball. Shane was a third team All-High selection after his senior season, and led the Tigers as an undersized 6’ 2” high school center. The Tigers went undefeated in Yale Cup play, non league games and the Section VI championship. The ‘87 Tigers became the first Section VI squad to go into the state championship at Glens Falls undefeated. The Tigers finished the ‘87 season as the #1 ranked large school in WNY, a real tribute to Shane, having to guard bigger centers every game.
Shane’s basketball skills continued to grow at Buffalo State College. His Buff State teams won the SUNYAC Conference each of his 4 years with the team, and Shane was named the All Conference center each year. Shane was inducted into the Buffalo State College Athletic Hall Of Fame.
Today Shane Johnson is a science teacher in the Arlington County Public Schools in the D.C. area. Shane and his wife Alicia have two children. Shane Jr., 19 (a football player at the University of Pittsburgh), and daughter Savannah, aged 15. Shane is the son of today’s inductee Sylvester Johnson.