THS Athletic Director Daniel Johnson Resigns

THREE STUDENT ATHLETES at Teague High School recently qualified for and competed in the Boy’s State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene. Coy Jorden (center), coming off a record setting Regional Meet, took 2nd place in the 165-pound class (Division III State Runner-Up). Coy lifted a total weight of 1,465 pounds. Sophomore, Ryan Mitchell (right) qualified and competed in the 275-pound class where he took 6th place overall. Ryan lifted a total weight of 1,660 pounds. Jared Arey (left) competed in the 148-pound class where he has performed above and beyond all expectations this season. Coach Scott and Coach Hanna congratulate these three young men and all powerlifters on an outstanding season!

Teague High School Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Daniel Johnson was relieved of duties following the Teague School Board?s acceptance of his letter of resignation during their regularly scheduled meeting held Thursday evening, March 27th.

T.I.S.D. Superintendent Dr. Nate Carman reports that T.H.S. Principal Donnie Osborn has been appointed Interim Athletic Director for the time being. ?The plan is to have a new Athletic Director begin work on May 1st,? said Dr. Carman. ?Since the position was posted on our website, we?ve already received 30-plus applications.?

Johnson?s sudden resignation came as a surprise to school officials and a request for a copy of the letter of resignation was denied by Dr. Carman, stating it fell under the district?s confidentially policy. Dr. Carman referred back to the confidentially policy when asked whether any grievances or threats of litigation had been filed against Coach Johnson or the school district.

The former Athletic Director worked for two years at Teague High School and compiled a football record of 15 ? 8. He is the third Head Coach the TISD has had since 15-year veteran Head Coach Kevin Hayes? contract was not renewed.

Dr. Carman and school administrators will begin the interview process for a new Athletic Director/Head Coach the week of April 14th and interview the top three candidates for a second time on April 21st. The final candidate will be announced to the school board on April 24th with hopes of meeting their approval so he can begin work on May 1st. ?It?s our intention to put a quality coach and quality person in that role,? added Dr. Carman.

Johnson?s resignation could shake up the current coaching staff at T.H.S. due to the fact the new Athletic Director will be afforded the opportunity to bring a few key coaches with him. Dr. Carman concluded that the coaches at the high school will be determined between the high school principal and new athletic director.

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