Demond Logan tapped as head football coach at C.A. Johnson High School

Demond Logan said he wants build a strong foundation for future success while the head football coach at C.A. Johnson High. (Photo provided)

Demond Logan said he wants to build a strong foundation for future success as the head football coach at C.A. Johnson High. (photo provided)

A new face will be roaming the sidelines as head football coach at C.A. Johnson High School this fall.

Demond Logan has been hired to run the Green Hornet football program this coming season and takes over the position once held by Jerry Jackson, who retired after this past year.

Logan comes to C.A. Johnson after one year as the athletic director at Bethune-Bowman High School in Orangeburg. Logan also made previous stops as the athletic director and director of football operations at Orangeburg-Calhoun Preparatory School from 2011 to 2014. He also served as head football coach at North High School from 2008 until 2011.

Logan is no stranger to the Columbia area, where he served as the head football coach at Keenan High School from 2006 to 2008. Prior to his stop at Keenan, Logan served as the offensive coordinator at Broome High School where he won a state championship in 2004.

Logan said he knew he would be accepting a challenge when he took the head coaching job at C.A. Johnson. The Green Hornets went 2-8 last year, but Logan said he knows the area has the talent necessary to succeed.

“I always thought they had good athletes there,” he said. “I always thought the alumni had strong support, and those two things kind of attracted me. Plus, I’m one of those guys that is looking for the ones that I know will be a challenge. A restarting, rebuilding type thing.”

Logan said he wants his first season at C.A. Johnson to be “simple and fun” for his players and said all of that will start by working from the ground up to build a successful program.

“We have to have a JV team and we have to get the middle school involved,” he said. “I think that’s the key to be successful. We have to make sure we bring Perry (Middle School) and those kids in and start working with those kids as well so we can start feeding (the varsity program) and coaching them.”

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