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Clay-Chalkville baseball coach resigns

By Gary Lloyd

CLAY — Clay-Chalkville head baseball coach Brandon Johnson has resigned from the position, Clay-Chalkville High School Principal Michael Lee said Friday.

Johnson was the coach of the baseball program since the 2007 season.

“Brandon Johnson has done a good job as the baseball coach at Clay-Chalkville High School,” Lee said. “He has impacted the lives of many student-athletes in a positive way during his time in this capacity. I appreciate the amount of time away from his family that he has given to this program and wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.”

Brandon Johnson speaks to an umpire during the 2011 season.
photo courtesy of the Clay-Chalkville Cougars Baseball Facebook page

Johnson collected a 194-82 record in his seven seasons as Clay-Chalkville’s head baseball coach.

Lee said Johnson will remain in his capacity as a history teacher at the high school. Johnson did not immediately respond to a text message seeking comment Friday night.

An announcement regarding who will lead the program this season, which begins next month, is expected early next week.

Johnson, who played at Southside High School, played collegiately at Snead State Community College and the University of Montevallo. Johnson began his coaching career at Montevallo as an assistant in charge of hitters and infielders under head coach Bob Reisner.

After two years at Montevallo, Johnson was hired as the head coach at Appalachian High School. He then went on to coach for six seasons at Emma Sansom High School, winning 20-plus games in four seasons.

Hewitt-Trussville head baseball coach Jeff Mauldin was the Cougars’ coach prior to Johnson, compiling a 218-62 record from 2000 to 2006. Mauldin’s 2003 team won the Class 6A state championship, and his 2005 and 2006 teams finished as the state runner-up.

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