BURBANK, Wash. - After nearly thirty years as a football coach at Columbia High School, Lenny Johnson has been asked to resign. The long-time assistant spent the last five years as the head coach for the Coyotes. His only playoff appearance was 2006. This past season, his team went 3-7, missing the services of QB Jake Haworth who was suspended and then transferred to Richland. Johnson told KNDU's Scott Reister that on Monday, the school's Athletic Director, Superintendent, and principal told him they wanted to move in a different direction. They felt they didn't see enough enthusiasm around the program.
Johnson says he is disappointed and would like to coach again somewhere. Athletic Director Jay Aune did not return a call seeking comment.
Johnson will continue his job as a P.E. teacher at an elementary school in Burbank.