Another Johnson

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 4/6/22

There will be another Johnson taking on an administrative role in the Gasconade County R-2 School District.

Joining current assistant superintendent Dr. Staci Johnson will be newly-hired …

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There will be another Johnson taking on an administrative role in the Gasconade County R-2 School District.

Joining current assistant superintendent Dr. Staci Johnson will be newly-hired Activities Director (AD) Matt Johnson.

Approved by a 7-0 vote during a Tuesday, March 22 special meeting of the Gasconade County R-2 School Board of Education, the Sikeston native and current director of the Lebanon Technology and Career Center (LTCC) will become the district’s Activities Director for the upcoming 2022-23 school year replacing current AD Ryan Okenfuss.

Citing a growing family and the number of hours away that the AD position requires, Okenfuss decided according to his resignation letter “in order to maximize time as a father, I find it to be in my best interest to resign the position of Activities Director and assume another position within the GCR2 School District.”

Along with his current administration background at Lebanon, Johnson will bring a wealth of coaching experience to the table as the R-2 District’s new AD.

After playing two years of college baseball at the University of Missouri-Rolla now known as the University of Missouri - Science and Technology (S & T) in the late 1990s, Johnson went on to earn his Bachelors and Masters from the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg.

While in education at Sikeston, Johnson was the head varsity boys and girls track coach, assistant varsity football coach and assistant varsity wrestling coach.

Similar to Okenfuss, family was a reason cited for Johnson to leave Lebanon and relocate to Owensville.

That was one of three things Johnson wanted in his forever job.

The other two were to get back into high school athletics and activities along with being in a tight-knit community with small town values.

“Owensville checked all of the boxes and we are ecstatic to be part of the Dutchmen family and the Owensville community,” Johnson said.

Johnson has family in the area in Union and Washington.

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