Dorsey coach Stafon Johnson is lastly able to have first soccer recreation

Dorsey football coach Stafon Johnson was hired in 2019 but will finally coach his first game next month.

Dorsey soccer coach Stafon Johnson was employed in 2019 however will lastly coach his first recreation subsequent month. (Eric Sondheimer / Los Angeles Occasions)

In December 2019, former USC and Dorsey Excessive working again Stafon Johnson was employed as soccer coach at his highschool alma mater. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, he’s but to teach in a recreation.

It does seem that Johnson is lastly able to make his Dorsey head teaching debut. “Yeah, we’re going to have a soccer workforce this yr,” he stated this week.

Dorsey is as much as greater than 40 varsity gamers going into the beginning of follow on Monday. “I’m anticipating extra to come back out as soon as faculty begins,” Johnson stated.

The Dons have been unable to play any video games final spring due to a scarcity of gamers. The massive impediment was getting gamers cleared by way of COVID-19 testing protocols and physicals.

That’s now not an issue as a result of a neighborhood church is coming to highschool as soon as per week to supply handy testing for college students.

Dorsey is scheduled to open its season on Aug. 20 in opposition to Fairfax. Johnson has been ready to make his mark.

“It’s been tough, however I just like the progress,” he stated.

Quarterback Joshua Coleman, who transferred from St. Bernard however didn’t get to play final spring, continues to be with the workforce, Johnson stated. Two different gamers to look at are receivers/defensive backs Kendell Burrell and Mychai Williams.

One other constructive be aware for the Metropolis Part is {that a} spokeswoman for Riddell stated helmets and gear which were despatched to the corporate for reconditioning and recertification needs to be accomplished “inside their requested timeframe.”

This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.


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