Cherry Creek baseball coach Marc Johnson wins 800th career game

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Marc Johnson, the legendary head of the Cherry Creek baseball program, has won the 800th game of his career.

Johnson, who has coached the Bruins since 1972, secured the milestone with a win over Arapahoe on Monday. He is now 800-200 in his career.

He is one of three high school coaches in any sport in Colorado to win 800 games with one school, following only Dick Katte, the all-time wins leader in boys basketball who led Denver Christian for nearly five decades, and Jim Danley, who led Eaton baseball to 807 wins over four decades.

Johnson's program has won eight state championships. It has produced more than 400 collegiate players, and 51 MLB Draft picks — including six first-round draft picks.

Johnson is a member of both the CHSAA and Colorado Sports halls of fame, as well as the American Baseball Coaches National Hall of Fame, and the Colorado Dugout Hall of Fame.

Johnson also served as Cherry Creek's soccer coach for 25 years, and led the team to five state championships, until he stepped aside in 1999.