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Billy Huthman Named Head Football Coach at North Port High School

SARASOTA COUNTY, December 26, 2019 – Brandon Johnson, principal at North Port High School, has named Billy Huthman as head football coach. Coach Huthman served as the North Port Bobcats assistant football coach during the 2019-20 season where he was responsible for quarterbacks and special teams. He also teaches HOPE and physical education at the school. In his new role, Coach Huthman will utilize his prior head football experience to advance the Bobcats in the coming season.  

“We wanted a head football coach with previous experience developing a wide-open offense to take the Bobcats to the next level,” noted Brandon Johnson, principal at North Port High School. “Coach Huthman’s previous experience, along with his passion and dedication for the North Port High School community, makes him an excellent choice for the head coaching position. We are excited for the upcoming season under Coach Huthman’s leadership.”

“I am excited for Coach Huthman and the direction of the North Port High School football program,” said North Port High School athletic director, Tony Miller. “Under Billy’s guidance, our offense will be stronger than ever, and our incredibly talented players will have even more opportunities to break open on the field.”

“I have known Coach Huthman for several years and I am delighted he has returned to our school district to serve as both a coach and educator,” stated James Slaton, athletic director for Sarasota County Schools. “He is a first-class teacher, and together with his coaching staff, players from North Port High will be successful both on and off the field for years to come.”

“I am incredibly honored to assume the role of head football coach at North Port High School,” commented Billy Huthman. “I hated leaving the program several years ago, and I can’t wait to return to work with an incredible group of young men and finish what we started. It’s going to be an exciting 2020-21 season.”

Coach Huthman left the North Port High School football program in 2012 due to a lack of teaching positions in the school district. Since then, he has served as an instructor as well as a head football at Cocoa Beach High School and an assistant coach at Cardinal Mooney High School, both in Florida. He also served as the assistant football coach at Hickman High School in Missouri. During the 2019-20 football season, Coach Huthman returned to North Port High School and served as assistant football coach and physical education teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education and master’s degree in education from Central Methodist University in Missouri. Coach Huthman also holds a degree from Grand Canyon University as an education specialist in K-12 leadership. His coaching experience includes working with quarterbacks, special teams, wide receivers and running backs. Coach Huthman and his family reside in Placida, Florida.


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