Atlantic High school is losing its boys basketball head coach. Jimmy Johnson is leaving the school.
Johnson informed the school’s administration that he will leave at the end of the school year.
The coach feels that it’s time to move on despite the good times he had here.
“I have enjoyed my time here. It has been a wonderful place to be but at sometime you feel that it is time to move on and do something else,” commented Johnson.
In five seasons at Atlantic, Johnson has led the Sharks to a 110-47 record including blank playoff appearances. This year the Sharks finished with a 14-12 record and Johnson picked up his 300th win while coaching the team this year. In 16 seasons Johnson has 305 total wins.
“We have had some good seasons here, I’ve got to coach some great players in CJ Reed and Darius Hall which was definitely high points in my career,” said Johnson.
Johnson is looking forward to the challenges ahead at his next school; he has a few offers on the table.
“I haven’t decided where yet. Wherever I go it will be difficult to get players to do things the way that I want them to when they are accustomed to doing things different. It will be an adjustment period to go through. They will have to change and so will I,” added Johnson.
All-star hoops game
The West defeated the East 73-66 in the Volusia County high school boys’ All-Star game this past week.
Father Lopez’ Dalton Barnes was the game’s Most Valuable Player of the game.
The East team was composed of kids from Seabreeze, Mainland, Atlantic, and Calvary while the West had players from Lopez, DeLand, Deltona, Pine Ridge and University.
Father Lopez senior guard Reed Ridder signed to play basketball at Division II Lynn University. Ridder averaged 14 points per game this season.
Pine Ridge senior Linebacker David Webster signed a letter of intent to play football at NAIA Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida.
Warner-5, Riverbend-3, Spruce Creek-4, Heritage (Ak)-2; Tampa Prep-5, Trinity-4; Ft. Lauderdale Calvary-4, Pine Ridge-1; DeLand-4, Flagler Palm Coast-2; Mainland-4, Pine Ridge-3 (8); Creek-9, NSB-0; DeLand-5, Deltona-0; Creek-3, Hagarty-2; Mount Dora Bible-10, Lopez-3; Mainland-1, FPC-0; Seabreeze-2. Edgewater-0; Warner-14, Atlantic-2; Merritt Island-4, NSB-3; University-14, Deltona-4; DeLand-5, Seabreeze-3; Atlantic-15, Jones-4; University-9, Warner-3; Edgewater-9, Seabreeze-0; DeLand-3, Lyman-1; FPC-3, Deltona-1; Pine Ridge-4, Mainland-3; Lopez-12, Taylor-3.
Prep Sports Seven Baseball
1. Spruce Creek (11-2), 2. DeLand (11-2), 3. Mainland (8-3), 4. Flagler Palm Coast (7-6), 5. New Smryna (6-5), 6. Warner (9-4), 7. Taylor (6-5). Others: Seabreeze (5-6), Trinity (2-8), Father Lopez (4-6), Pine Ridge (6-9), University (5-7).