Bowling Green names new football coach, athletic director

Published 2:58 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2023

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Bowling Green School has named a new football coach and athletic director.

Jason Johnson has taken the reins as the football coach, while Damon Page is the school’s new athletic director.

Johnson brings about 30 years of coaching experience. 

“I could not be any happier than what I’ve walked into,” Johnson said. “Great kids, great environment and just a great community to be a football coach. The kids are hungry to win. We’ve had some good teams in junior varsity the last few years, so we’ve got some kids coming up and we’re excited about the direction we’re headed.”

Johnson was the head football coach at Tylertown in Mississippi from 2011-2015 where he posted a 30-10 record. As the head coach, he was Coach of the Year in their region every year and his team won the regional championship every year he was the head coach.

Johnson was an offensive coordinator during the front end of his career. 

Johnson was part of a state championship team in 2009 as an offensive coordinator.

Since he was last a head coach, he has been in administration, serving as an assistant principal and athletic director.

Johnson talked about what he missed about coaching.

“I missed the interpersonal relationships and the opportunity to grow and become successful adults,” Johnson said. “There’s a lot you learn in football. Football’s a lot like life, you have highs and you have lows and you have to get through the bad times. Being a coach, you’re not just a coach, you’re a father figure to them. Football has become such an around the clock thing that you’re around the kids constantly and you get to have an influence on them. Here at Bowling Green, it’s a Christ-centered institution. For the kids, with the summer workouts, the amount of time I have to influence them in a Christ-like manner, it’s very humbling that I get to teach them how a Christian man is supposed to act.”

Page is the new athletic director.

“It’s a lot. It’s all new. It’s fresh. I’m definitely excited about it. I’ve never been in this position before, but I’m super excited about having an impact on all sports at BGS,” Page said. “My personality, my mentality and my energy is to have an overall impact at Bowling Green and to bring some necessary attention to the positive things that are going on here and the people here are awesome. This is my first day (Monday) and I feel like I’ve been for a while because the people are very welcoming.”

Page has been coaching since 2010 and has mainly been a football coach. He has been an assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and coached the secondary. At Bowling Green, he will be coaching special teams and the secondary.

Page also has been a head powerlifting coach at Cedar Hill High School in South Dallas and he has been an assistant coach in track and basketball.