John taught 12th grade Social Studies at both Bloomington Kennedy from 1966-1970 and at Bloomington Jefferson from 1970 until his retirement in 1997. In addition to teaching, John was active coaching girls basketball (1974-1979) and boys golf (1970-2007) at Jefferson. His top accomplishments included being an assistant coach on the 1978 undefeated Girls Basketball State Championship team as well as leading his boys golf teams to 4 state tournament appearances and qualifying 31 of his golfers to the state tournament. In addition to coaching at Jefferson, John was active coaching his own kids in BAA basketball, baseball and softball along with both the boys and girls traveling basketball program. Lastly, he spent 15 years as the Dwan Junior League summer golf coach. John passed away unexpectedly in July, 2017.