Johnson to lead Falcons’ football program

on Tuesday, 17 January 2023. Posted in Local News

      Darlington High School announced Jan. 12 that Jamie Johnson will lead the school’s varsity football program. Johnson has been the athletic director and head football coach at Hannah-Pamplico High School. Johnson spent the past seven years at Hannah-Pamplico, where he found much success in producing not only winning teams but also developing student-athletes and focusing on facilities improvements. He also teaches Social Studies. Darlington High Principal Cortney Gehrke said the school is excited for Johnson’s passion for students and guiding them to success on and off the field. “We believe Coach Johnson brings the experience and dedication necessary to guide our football program in a successful direction,” she said. “We look forward to him joining the Falcon family.” “I am thankful to the Hannah-Pamplico community for a tremendous seven years,” Johnson said. “I look forward to my new journey as head football coach at Darlington High School. Thank you to the administration at DHS for entrusting me with transforming the football program, and I can’t wait to get to work.” During his time at Hannah-Pamplico, Johnson’s teams produced 28 collegiate football players, two North-South All Stars, numerous All State and All Region honors, and set school records in many statistical categories. Prior to his time there, he worked with several other programs in the state, including Strom Thurmond High School, West Florence High School, Richland Northeast High School and Columbia High School. DHS Athletic Director Jamie Norris joined Gehrke in welcoming Johnson to the school. “His passion to help kids, not only through athletics but also in academics became extremely evident throughout the search process,” he said. “After witnessing the energy that he brought when meeting the football team, we are confident in Coach Johnson to lead our program.”