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Lee-Scott hires Tuscaloosa Academy’s Robert Johnson

Brant Berry | PrepsNet

Auburn, AL – Lee-Scott Academy has named Tuscaloosa Academy’s Robert Johnson the Warriors’ 10th head football coach.

Johnson takes over for Lee-Scott’s Robert Maddox who retired as the program’s winningest head coach at the end of the 2018 season. Maddox lead the Warriors to a 75-66 record, including eight trips to the AISA postseason over 13 seasons. His 2012 Knights squad claimed TA’s only state championship on the gridiron – a 26-27 victory over the Lee-Scott Warriors.

Johnson leads the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights in the 2018 SECIS Kickoff Classic in Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl.

Johnson has a combined record of 147-92 over 23 years as a head coach. The Montgomery Academy graduate began his coaching career at his alma mater, serving as an assistant for four years before moving to St. James where he served as defensive coordinator for two seasons before being named the Trojans head coach. He lead the St. James program to a 72-41 record, advancing to the AHSAA postseason eight times and claiming three region titles during his career on Vaughn Road. After 10 seasons at St. James he spent three years at Ozark’s Carroll High School, leading the 5A program to 9-21 record. The Auburn graduate accepted the Pike County Bulldog’s top job in 2010 here he guided the 3A program to a 5-5 record in his lone season in Brundidge.

During his prep playing career at Montgomery Academy, Johnson was selected to the 1987 ASWA All-State team, leading the Eagles to an AISA state title on the gridiron.

He was named the AISA Coach of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association in 2011 and 2012.