GUILDERLAND: Johnson gets assistant AD job

"We want to make sure that we hire a good coach," he said. "The next person who steps in there will be someone that we feel comfortable with."

Before Johnson commits to his new position, though, he will help the wrestling team finish the Sub-urban Council season strong. The Dutchmen have league matches against Ballston Spa " Johnson's alma mater " Thursday and Suburban Council top dog Shenendehowa next Tuesday.

"I think we were wrestling pretty good for a while," said Johnson. "We took a step back last week against Burnt Hills (a 63-18 loss last Wednesday), but it was the middle of January. We've been working with the kids since then to get them back to what they were doing well."

But once the season ends, Johnson will walk away from the sport he's dedicated nearly 30 years of his life to as both a com-petitor and a coach.

"That's something I'll miss " being on the floor and having someone out there competing," he said.""

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