Four years of success on the gridiron was enough to convince South Bend Washington high school officials to keep it in the family when replacing former head coach Antwon Jones.
Jay Johnson was named the school's head football coach on Monday night. Johnson has spent the last four years on the Panthers coaching staff, coaching wide receivers, and most recently serving as the head coach of the JV.
"Continuity is a huge this for us and for our system, so we want to keep everything rolling," Johnson says.
"There will be some things that change, there will be some things that are the same. We have the coaches in place who know the kids. The kids know the coaches. We're just going to continue to get better and try to build on the success that we already had."
"We are very excited to have Jay on board as our next Head football coach," athletic director Chris Matthys said. "He understands our current athletes and their talents better than anyone. As an assistant football and wrestling coach, Jay has proven himself as a tremendous fit for the student-athletes at Washington High School."