Three prep football posts open after Johnson’s shift from Bossier to Shreve staff

CROSSTOWN MOVE:   After two seasons as head football coach at Bossier High School, DeAumante Johnson (at right, talking with sophomore quarterback Quintarian Scott in August) is rejoining the coaching staff at Captain Shreve. (Photo by JERRY BYRD JR., Journal Sports)

By DOUG IRELAND, Journal Sports

There are now three local high school head football coaching vacancies, at Bossier, Booker T. Washington and North Caddo, following the resignation of Bearkats coach DeAumante Johnson announced Tuesday.

The Bossier Parish School Board announced Johnson’s departure to take an assistant coaching post at Captain Shreve under second-year head coach Adam Kirby.

Johnson, a former standout player at Plain Dealing who became an All-America defensive back at Grambling under former coach Broderick Fobbs, spent two seasons in charge at Bossier High. After a solid first season, finishing with a significantly improved 6-5 record and a state Class 3A playoff appearance, the Bearkats moved up to Class 4A and were winless with a very young squad last fall.

“We appreciate Coach Johnson’s service and dedication to the Bearkats and wish him nothing but the best,” said new Bossier principal Michele Tugwell. “Bossier High is dedicated to finding the best person to mentor our student-athletes, move the Bearkat football program forward and lead them at a competitive level.”

Today is Johnson’s last day at Bossier. He said despite leaving the school, he was proud of the strong bonds developed between him and his students and players, and he remains committed to supporting them.

Johnson formerly was an assistant at Shreve under former coach Bryant Sepulvado, who moved into administration at the school last June.

BTW coach Tony Reliford resigned last week. North Caddo coach Johnny Kavanaugh departed last month to take a south Louisiana head coaching position at Fountainebleau High in Mandeville. 

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