Piedmont High School’s search for a permanent football coach has drawn several applicants, including interim coach Jerome Johnson, who coached the Highlanders to a 3-7 record in 2019 after taking over just before the season.
According to a Piedmont official, several candidates applied and a selection committee, whose members have not been finalized yet, will begin the interview process. It is hoped a new coach will be named early in January.
The program has been without a permanent head coach since John Trotman left on the eve of the 2019 season due to a job offer that prevented him from coaching. Johnson stepped in on an interim basis.
Johnson said he would like to continue in the job.
“I hope to stay,” Johnson said. “It’s up to them. I would think they would want to keep some stability and not go running from coach to coach to coach.”