Jarad Kimbro fulfilled a goal he had when he started coaching football nearly 20 years ago.
The longtime assistant coach was tabbed Monday night as Mattoon’s 10th head coach since 1974.
“Jarad will bring a lot of enthusiasm,” said Johnson. “He has been with me since I came to Mattoon. Jarad has experience in every aspect of the game. He is very loyal to the program and the Mattoon community. I believe he will do a great job. He certainly has been patient while waiting to get his chance to lead the Greenwave football team. I hope he has as many great memories as I do when it is all said and done.”
Kimbro served as an assistant football coach for 18 years, stretching back to Gerald Temples.
“Leading a high school football program has been a goal of mine since I started coaching 18 years ago,” Kimbro said. “I have had the great fortune of working for two of the best coaches in the area and I cannot thank them enough for everything they have taught me about leading a program and how to treat kids. I am very lucky that we have a bunch of great kids that will put in the time and effort to make this program a success.”