The Coach Cross was created to honor Legendary Newton High School head coach W.T. Johnston here in Texas. Johnston was diagnosed with Lung Disease in 2012. He received a double lung transplant in 2015 but he unfortunately contracted the rare, Graft-versus-host disease. Coach refused to give up and went on to lead his Newton Eagles to two back-to-back state football championships in 2017 and 2018. Coach Johnston was a role model on the field and in life. You could always find him praying with his players and teaching them about real life lessons. Christ’s teachings were always a part of his messages. Coach Johnston went to meet with our heavenly father on May 11, 2019.
The W.T placed on the bottom of this cross is his initials. This stainless steel cross reads, “Stand In The Gap,” from Ezekiel 22:30 on one side and Coach on the other. Coach loved this verse and referred to it often. He reminded us all to fill the ranks for Christ when one spot became open. Whether you are a coach yourself or you just love the message, we pray that you will wear this cross with pride and honor while remembering this fine man. The cross comes with an 18-, 20-, 22-, 24-, or 30-inch stainless steel curb chain. Use a polishing cloth to maintain the shine.