Rowlett Eagles home field is the Homer B. Johnson Memorial Stadium, also known as “HBJ”. Homer B. Johnson, who was an institution in not only Garland ISD, but also the city of Garland.
Johnson worked in Garland ISD for an incredible 68-years before retiring on a full-time basis in 2016. Johnson was a fixture in the pressbox at Garland ISD football games until 2019.
He was the city’s most well-known figure and loved the city and the school district with all of his heart. Johnson was a graduate of Garland High School and returned to his alma mater in 1948 as an assistant coach before being named the head coach of the Owls in 1958.