Football coach search process underway

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.

β€œI hope to stay,” Johnson said. β€œIt’s up to them. I would think they would want to keep some stability and not go running from coach to coach to coach.”

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