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Veteran coach tabbed to steer Johnson High boys basketball program
Chris Guthrie is Johnson High School's new head boys basketball coach, per a statement the school released Friday afternoon.

Johnson High School named Chris Guthrie as head boys basketball coach Friday afternoon, per a statement made by the athletic department. 

“Coach Guthrie is an excellent teacher of the game,” Johnson assistant principal Jonathan Edwards said. “He has a track record of developing student-athletes into quality players, and most importantly, into high quality young people. He is a man of character, and he brings with him a wealth of experience and basketball knowledge. We are really looking forward to him bringing these elements to the Johnson basketball program and watching our student athletes develop under his leadership.”

The new hire possesses 33 years of coaching experience and 31 years in education. 

His head coaching stops include three stints at Lumpkin County High and one at Chestatee High, while also serving as an assistant coach for the boys and girls basketball programs at Lumpkin County for 20 years. He served two seasons as assistant coach at Chestatee.

Compiled by Katherine Wright

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