John Johnson has been appointed Athletic Director for Notre Dame High School in Fairfield. He will also be starting his fifth season as Notre Dame’s head football coach this fall. Previously, he taught in the Trumbull school system for 22 years.
“I am extremely honored to be named the next Athletic Director at Notre Dame,” Johnson said. “The school has a strong reputation of both academic and athletic excellence, and I look forward to building on that solid foundation as we continue to grow and innovate our programs.”
Last season, Johnson led the Notre Dame football team to the state quarterfinals with a record of 8-2. He was also recognized as the 2022 National Football Foundation SWC Coach of the Year.
In a statement about the new hire, Principal Chris Cipriano said, “It is with pleasure that I welcome John to the staff at Notre Dame. As we’ve seen during his tenure as football coach, his commitment to success and to support each student-athlete is extremely strong.” He added, “I look forward to his work with all of our athletic programs and all of our athletes. There is no doubt that he will help to continue to advance the mission of our school and our athletic program.”
Notre Dame Catholic High School is a coeducational diocesan Catholic high school located in Fairfield that provides a college preparatory education to approximately 500 students coming from 35 different cities and towns.