The Bonham ISD has split its athletic director and head football coaching duties as the tenure of Tony Johnson has come to an end.
Bonham posted openings for both jobs on Thursday and is accepting applications until January 5 for the AD job and January 19 for the head football job.
For the athletic director position, Bonham is requiring 10 years of coaching experience with assistant athletic director, head coach or coordinator experience. Previous AD experience is preferred.
For the head coaching position, 10 years of coaching experience, including time as a coordinator, is required. Previous head coaching experience is preferred.
Johnson finished 5-26 in three seasons leading the Warriors, including a 3-7 record this past year when Bonham missed the playoffs on a coin-flip tie-breaker.
The Warriors made the playoffs in Johnson’s second year for the first time in three years. Bonham has not had a winning record since going 8-4 in 2005 and the team’s best season since is a 5-5 campaign in 2011, although the Warriors did make the area round in 2013 to finish 5-7.
Each of the last three Bonham head football coaches have lasted only three seasons. The last to get to a fourth year was Ronnie Hill from 2000-03.
Johnson took over after an 0-10 season and the Warriors went 0-10 in his first year as part of a 25-game losing streak.
The team improved to 2-9 a year ago and made the playoffs by winning a three-way tie-breaker against Caddo Mills and Community and then lost, 20-13, in the bi-district round against Wills Point.
Bonham earned one more win in 2017 but ended up on the wrong side of the tie-breaker with Caddo Mills and Community. The teams were forced to flip a coin for the final District 5-4A (II) playoff spot and it went in Caddo Mills’ favor.