Findlay Prep Assistant and former NBA player Jerome Williams promoted to Head Coach and Andy Johnson promoted to Program Director and Associate Head Coach
Findlay Prep of the Henderson International School has announced Jerome Williams as head coach of the Findlay Prep program and Andy Johnson as the new Program Director and Associate Head Coach.
Williams and Johnson both served as Assistant Coaches of Findlay Prep this past season. The Pilots went 35-1 and played in their 5th National High School Invitational finishing the season ranked as high as #1 in the post season polls under Coach Todd Simon.
Johnson has been an assistant coach with the program since 2009 and has played a key role in building the program to national prominence. Williams has also been a part of the Findlay program since 2009 in various roles from Player Development to Assistant Coach.
“I’m blessed and honored to be the next Head Coach of this elite program,” said Williams. “I thank the Findlay Education Foundation and Henderson International for allowing me to step into the shoes of Todd Simon and Michael Peck on a quest to win another National Championship and produce productive college scholarship student athletes.”
The Findlay Prep program has produced seven McDonald’s All-Americans, seven Jordan Brand All-Americans and won 3 National High School Invitational titles in the past 5 seasons This past June, alum Anthony Bennett was selected as the #1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. A number of other Findlay Prep athletes have gone on to play in the NBA, including Tristan Thompson (Cleveland), Avery Bradley (Boston), Cory Joseph (San Antonio), and DeAndre Liggins (Orlando).
Previous Head Coach Todd Simon accepted a position as an assistant coach at UNLV after last season’s 35-1 campaign. He was with the program from its inception in 2006. He succeeded Michael Peck who was hired by the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers to head their D-League affiliate Idaho Stampede team. In the past 6 seasons the Pilots went a combined 192-9 with 3 NHSI titles and spent time as the #1 ranked team in each of those 6 seasons.
The Findlay Prep program will also retain assistants Michael Smalley, entering his 4th year with the program, as well as Brett Price, entering his 6th year with the program.
Findlay Prep of the Henderson International School has been equally successful in the classroom and in their community endeavors as on the court.
“Findlay Prep is a world-class program and a valued asset to our community.” Said Henderson International School headmaster Seth Ahlborn, “Our focus on excellence in athletics and academics in the Henderson International and Findlay Prep programs prepare young people for entry into the nation’s best colleges and careers.”