Oakbrook Preparatory School is pleased to announce the addition of new Head Football Coach Aaron Johnson.
Johnson joins Oakbrook after seven seasons as the running back coach and recruiting coordinator at Wofford College, where he helped the Terriers place fifth in the nation in rushing offense with 269.9 yards per game.
"Oakbrook is fortunate to have a D1 college football coach lead our program," said Head of School Adair Hinds. "Coach Johnson knows how to prepare student-athletes who aspire to play in college, but most importantly he is passionate about preparing them to follow Christ."
Athletic Director Travis Casey said he is excited to welcome Johnson to Oakbrook's coaching staff.
"We are fortunate to have a man with Coach Johnson's experience and knowledge of the game of football along with the passion and desire to help develop the whole student physically, mentally, and spiritually," Casey said.
Johnson said while he plans to lead students on the football field, his ultimate goal is to lead them to follow Jesus first.
"I am really excited to be here and mentor student-athletes in such a strong Christian environment," said Johnson, who added that he's ready to see Oakbrook's program grow to its pull potential.
"We're ready to work hard, compete, and build a tradition at Oakbrook."
Oakbrook started its football program in 2012 making the playoffs in their inaugural season. After graduating senior leadership and a coaching change, Oakbrook moved into rebuilding mode and transitioned to a junior varsity schedule while focusing on building from the ground up under the leadership of Coach Mike Colasurdo.
Last year, Colasurdo, who will remain as the team’s offensive coordinator and middle school coach, led the Knights to the championship game of the Palmetto Football Conference where they lost to Anderson Christian.
Colasurdo said he’s ready to work with Johnson and build on the success of last year’s season.
“This is an exciting time to be a part of Oakbrook football. Coach Johnson’s experience and knowledge are what we need to take this team to the next level,” Colasurdo said.
Coach Johnson was a four-year letterman at halfback for the Terriers and was the recipient of the team's "Unsung Hero Award." He graduated in 2006.
Johnson and his wife, Hannah, a registered nurse, have one daughter, Brielle, born just this year.