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Wednesday, November 29, 2023
Nov. 29, 2023

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Andrew Johnson out as Woodland’s boys basketball coach

Went 32-30 in three years, including district title appearance

By , Columbian Staff Writer

Woodland has parted ways with Andrew Johnson after three seasons as the head boys basketball coach, athletic director Paul Huddleston confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

“We decided to go in a different direction,” Huddleston said. “We really appreciate what Andrew did for our program.”

Johnson went 32-30 in his three years, including a second-place league finish in 2017, when the Beavers went 9-3 in 2A Greater St. Helens League play and made the district title game.

The decision was made shortly after the Beavers’ season, in which the team went 8-12, 4-8 — tied for fifth in the 2A Greater St. Helens League — and did not make the postseason.

“The boys are awesome. Admin is awesome,” Johnson said. “It just wasn’t a situation that was working on both sides.”

Johnson will remain in his assistant coaching positions with the Woodland football and track and field teams, and said he looks forward to spending more time with his family. His third child was born in the middle of this past basketball season.

The position has been posted and will be open for the next couple weeks, Huddleston said.

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