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t 4C , Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Feather River College has hired three new coaches to lead its football, soccer and cross country teams during the fall sports season, which begins in a month. Football: J.D. Johnson After being the assistant head coach and defensive co- ordinator for the Golden Ea- gles for one year, J.D. John- son will be taking over as head coach for 2010. Johnson came to Feather River one year ago with his wife. Jeni, and three chil- dren. The couple has two daughters, Ren and Call, 12 and 8, and a three-year-old son, Jack. Johnson is a native of Col- orado Springs, Col.. where he was raised by his parents Doug and Kathy. Johnson went on to play college ball fit the University of North- ern Colorado, where he earned his degree m Jour- nalism and Mass Communi- cations. As a member of the Bears, Johnson was a defensive back and special teams play- er, helping lead the team to its first' ever Division II Na- tional Championship in 1996. Aher college, Johnson be- gan his 13-year coaching ca- reer at Saint Mary'scollege of California as a graduate assistant. Johnson later went on to coach at Nichols College and Loras College as the defensive coordinator, Colorado State University as an offensive assistant, and Southern Oregon University and the University of Wis- consin-Stout as a defensive and offensive assistant. While working at these colleges, Johnson also worked as an academic advi- sor and was an active mem- J.D. Johnson - Football bet in each community by starting various reading and "Get Fit" programs in the el- ementary schools. Johnson led his defenses to the top of the league in multiple statistical cate- gories. Johnson also helped develop student-athletes to all-conference, all-region, and all-American status, and a handful of players made it to the NFL and Arena League. "] am excited to take the strong tradition at FRC to the next level." said John- son. "We have a good core of student-athletes and coach- es, and I believe that we will be very successful. I want to win a conference champi- onship and a bowl game to mark as my first indicator of success, but most important- ly, I want my team to make a positive impact at Feather Don Williams - Soccer Dan Smith - Cross Country River and in the Quincy community." Soccer: Don Williams Don Williams came to FRC after 12 seasons as an assm- rant coach at Cal State East Bay. His duties at Cal State East Bay included training the goalkeepers, recruiting and assisting with the daily coaching duties, on and off the field. Prior to his arrival at Cal State East Bay, Williams served as the head coach for the Ohlone College men and as an assistant for the men's team at Chabot College. Williams also served as a coach for the Bay Area Seals of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) in 2000. Williams is also involved in training goalkeepers for the Northern California Olympic Development Pro- gram (ODP) and serves as a staff coach for the Northern California Youth Soccer Association (CYSA). In this capacity, Williams teaches and licens es coaches in National "D" courses and all other CYSA coaching courses. He has al- so been a featured clinician at the CYSA equipment show and CYSA Annual General Meeting four times. Through his innovative training methods, Williams has trained players to go on to play in England, Ger- many, the MLS, the USL, as wellas all levels of collegiate soccer. In addition, Williams' players have been selected to play at all nation- al youth levels including the ODP and U.S. Youth Nation- al teams. Williams holds an "A" C~)aching License with the United States Soccer Federa- tion and is a National Diplo- ma graduate with the Na- tional Soccer Coaches Asso- ciation of America. Williams' approach to training is simply to analyze what happens in a game and to devise training methods that simulate this environ- ment. "If it doesn't happen in a game, I don't do it in train- ing," said Williams. Williams has become one of the top soccer coaches and trainers for teams, field players and goal- keepers in Northern Califor- nia and provides camps, team trainings and various clinics in California throughout the year. His favorite soccer quote is also his training philosophy: "The way you train is the way you play." Cross-Country: Dan Smith Daniel Smith is a 20-3~ear resident of Plumas County and a Quincy High School graduate. Following high school, Smith attended Santa Barbara City College, where he discov- ered hispassion for track and field and mentored under retired coach Payt0n Jordan. In his freshman year, Smith competed in the 5000- and 1000-meter races. Chang- ing gears his sophomore year, Smith competed in all three jumping events: the triple jump, long jump and high jump. In addition, Smith ran the ll0-high hurdles, 400-meter hurdles and 4x400 meter re- lay, and he also threw javelin. After graduating from Santa Barbara City. College, Smith transferred to Chico State University to pursue a degree in Physical Educa- tion. Smith played on the Chico State basketball team for the remainder of his un- dergraduate years under coach Puck Smith. Smith received his under- graduate degree in physical education and then went on to complete his Masters de- gree in Kinesiology. Smith has been the assis- tant athletic trainer at Feather River College for the past two years. Current- ly, he competes in 5K and 10K races annually, as a way of healthy living. As a highly motivated and energetic new coach, Smith is looking forward to his first year coaching at FRC and building a successful, comm'unity- based local cross country/track and field program. Chris Coen, owner of Quincy. Auto Glass in East Quincy, inside Shadetree Auto Sales & Repair, has been in the glass business for over 36 years. He offers wind- shield repair, replacement and also chip repair (as long as the chip is quarter size or smaller). Chris" love for Studebakers and other old vintage cars enhances his ability to provide quality vintage car glass service. He has been at his current location of 2140 E. Main Street (inside Shadetree Auto) for over 3 years. 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