Decision expected by June 9 school board meeting




It happened like clockwork.

Each Friday night this past winter that the Greenfield-Central boys basketball team took a loss, an email (or several) would flow into the Daily Reporter’s sports inbox lamenting the state of the Cougars’ varsity program.

We never published these Wows ’n Whistles items because the criticisms weren’t constructive and served no purpose other than bashing, mostly the head coach.

Josh Johnson stepped down three weeks ago following five often frustrating seasons for G-C fans. I’m sure the campaigns weren’t always pleasant for Johnson, either.

But with a complete overhaul of the Greenfield youth basketball league at his direction, Johnson felt like he was building toward something resembling competitive seasons at the high school.

I recently had a discussion with an area (non-Hancock County) varsity basketball coach who gave consideration to pursuing the G-C job when it came open following Jeff Bertsch’s tenure ending with the 2008-09 season. For his own reasons, mostly being happy with his own coaching position at the time, this coach didn’t try to land the Cougars gig.

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