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LDS Bishop had big impact in Y equipment room (Heart of Y. athletics in equipment room)
Deseret News 8Sep99 L5
By Doug Robinson: Deseret News sports columnist
Tired of news of random shootings, hurricanes ready to blast the beach,
and politicians who can't give a straight answer. Then read this article.
It's about Floyd Johnson, a man you might never had heard of, but who is
near and dear to the hearts of just about every athlete who had his socks
washed at BYU. He was hired over forty years ago to be the equipment
manager at BYU. During those years he not only stacked shoulder pads,
washed socks, and glued names on jerseys; he also invented such things as
the four-point chinstrap, mesh laundry bag, and strap-on thigh pads.
But even that is not what earned him his place in history. He was mentor,
friend, confidant, and matchmaker to thousands of BYU athletes, most of
whom remember him as a father figure. Two hundred of them will gather this
Thursday to remember him, including such names as Marc Wilson , Gifford
Nielsen, Jason Buck, Mike Reid and Devin Durrant. And even though he is
twice-retired, he still chooses to work WITHOUT PAY each day in the
equipment room, mating socks, sending boys on missions, and welcoming
those men back to play again for BYU. This summary does no justice to the
article or the man. Read the article.