New coach ready to lead CHS boys soccer

New coach ready to lead CHS boys soccer

tim johnsonCarlinville High School’s boys varsity soccer team plays its first game in less than a week at Southwestern High School.

For the first time in several years, a new coach will lead the Cavaliers into action.

Tim Johnson was hired over the summer to replace Tim Gould, who is now coaching the women’s team at Blackburn.

Johnson played soccer growing up while growing up in the Chatham area, then played at Greenville College. Now, in his second year out of college, he’s preparing CHS athletes for another fall soccer season.

As for getting his first coaching position, Johnson said he’s looking forward to the challenge.

“It’s exciting, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of being able to do,” Johnson said. “It’s been in my family, coaching in general, and even coaching soccer, specifically. I always wanted to do that once I got my career started teaching. I couldn’t be more excited about it.”

Johnson will be assisted this season Charlie Taylor.

“Charlie’s been around the program for a while now and I was glad he wanted to stay,” Johnson said. “He’s got a good rapport with the kids, so it’s really beneficial to have him.”

Johnson served as an assistant soccer coach at Chatham High School last year, which is where he attended high school.

“I’m excited about it,” Johnson said, referring to the 2013 boys soccer season.