Johnston takes over the Sherrard HS soccer program | Excessive Faculty Soccer – QCVarsity.com
SHERRARD – When Brandon Johnston returned to the pre-soccer ranks of the Quad-Cities last summer after spending a year in Arizona, he knew he would eventually be head coach again.
At the same time, the 2002 Cambridge High School graduate was in no hurry, pleased with his place on Mike Morrissey’s football team at Moline High School, where he served as defensive coordinator and coach last season.
But after Scott Monson recently stepped down from his position as head coach at Sherrard after four years at the helm, it was possible for Johnston to start his own program again.
And he took the opportunity.
The former headmaster of the Annawan Wethersfield Cooperative, who was confirmed as the Tigers’ new coach at the school board meeting on Wednesday evening, is already looking ahead with anticipation.
“I knew I wanted to be head coach again at some point, but with the fall coming up I didn’t expect that much would be open,” said Johnston, who will also be teaching at Sherrard. “When we got back from Arizona, I had a great opportunity with Coach Morrissey at Moline to be his defensive coordinator and I loved it there.
“But to be honest, I have two little boys and in the long run I think the direction for the little school is how I wanted to go for them. My wife (Jessie) works in Moline and we weren’t going anywhere, so I did definitely looked around the area. “