Two years ago, Brent Johns fulfilled a dream by becoming the head football coach at his alma mater Forrest.
Johns, a 1990 Forrest graduate has decided to step away from football to spend more time with his wife and three kids.
“I enjoyed my time and I’m thankful for the players and assistant coaches. I just need some time away from football with my family,” Johns said.
The Rockets had their most successful season ever under Johns in 2016 as they finished the year 11-2 and made the Class 2A Quarterfinals for the first time in school history.
Under Johns, the Rockets were 15-9 in those two seasons and despite only a 4-7 year in 2017 made the playoffs both seasons under Johns.
“The Forrest community has been very fortunate to have Coach Johns leading our football program. He is an extremely hard worker and expects nothing but perfection from his staff and players. Brent’s organizational skills and preparation are second to none. He really made my job easier with his handling of coaches, players, boosters and parents. I really hated hearing the news but I understand why and the job is very demanding and stressful if you do things right and that’s what he did,” Forrest Athletic Director Scott Delk said.
The following three schools are looking for a new head coach: Forrest, St. George’s and Whites Creek
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