MONROE – South Sevier High School has selected Tracy Johnson as the new head coach of the girls’ basketball team. Johnson has coached the middle school team in years past and assisted with the high school team for the past three years.
“I’m very excited for the upcoming season,” Johnson said. “While we lost three seniors last year, we have three starters returning who have a lot of experience and court time under their belts.”
Johnson said the team will look very similar to what they have in the past. He plans to keep things fairly consistent as it has been successful for them over the years.
Johnson has coached the five senior girls on the team since they were in sixth grade. He became the coach of the freshman team when the group began high school and then became an assistant coach to the varsity team as well.
“All their years of playing together has created a solid rapport between the players and they work very well as a team,” Johnson said. “Leah Torgerson and Presley Chappell have great chemistry and do an awesome job on the baseline and pulling down rebounds. I’m confident Aspen Okerlund will do a great job as our point guard. She’s tough, hustles and can handle the ball. Cassie Johnson is great on the wing and has a knack for getting the ball to whoever is open. Also, our new additions into our lineup are going to fit just beautifully. They are a fun crew to coach.”
Keeping things consistent, Johnson will be assisted by Jaycee Barney, Janessa Farrer, Amy Robinson and Brent Hafen.
Johnson is a Monroe native and was a member of SSHS’s state basketball championship team in 1984.