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Female Athlete of the Week
Kiera Johnson--DRUID HILLS
by Maurice Dixon
November 20, 2013 12:22 PM | 2306 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Michael House wants his first season as Druid Hills girls’ basketball coach to be a successful one, and he is depending on senior Kiera Johnson to make that a reality.

“From the minute I got here, Kiera and I connected in U.S. History class where Kiera has been a leader in class, on the court, and in the community,” House said. “This season, I will lean on Kiera heavily to lead the way as we look to change the culture of Druid Hills basketball.”

Last season, the Lady Red Devils won just six games but Johnson believes the insertion of House will help trigger a turnaround.

“We didn’t have the male leadership we needed over here the year before, but now that he is over here we have the leadership and we’ve been putting in the hard work,” said Johnson, who will be playing power forward instead of center this season.

Johnson also has a renewed focus in the classroom and a healthy shoulder that both limited her time on the hardwood last season.

“Kiera possesses the leadership qualities necessary to assist me with this change movement and is also the most physically dominant player I have ever coached,” House said. “We both look forward to this challenge and long climb to the top.”

Next year, Johnson hopes to be playing basketball somewhere in Florida while majoring in nursing.

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