Lady Rebel, Maddie Johnson, furthered her basketball career yesterday by signing a letter of intent to play at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. Johnson was a graduate of the 2018 class at Fannin County High School who was voted by her class to receive the senior superlative of “most athletic.” Maddie played basketball all four years of highschool, ran track for three, and played softball for one.
Head coach of the Lady Rebels basketball team, Ryan Chastain, helped organize the signing and made it to where all of Johnson’s friends and family could come celebrate the next step in her basketball career. “First of all we want to thank everyone that has come out. Our superintendent, our administration, Maddie, and her family. Especially the teammates that have played with her over the years. It is a big deal for them to come out and celebrate her accomplishment. We talk about that a lot with the younger ones that are here about building a family environment and celebrating their teammates accomplishments. I want to thank coach Huffman who is the head coach at Reinhardt for coming up here today to be a part of this. There are few people in the business that I think more highly of than her. She is a super coach and a super person. Her being here today shows you just how much she cares about her kids and the program. Even though I didn’t get the opportunity to coach Maddie myself, we’re so glad she’s getting the opportunity to play at Reinhardt and we want to celebrate her accomplishment as she represents our community,” shared coach Chastain at the signing.
Previous head coach of the Lady Rebel basketball program and Johnson’s coach for all four years, Suzianne Pass, wanted to show how proud she is of Johnson by telling the FYN sports team; “I am happy to see Maddie play at my alma mater. I know she has wanted to attend there since she was accepted early in her senior year. It is a great college to begin your career at. I wish her the best.
From everyone on the FYN sports team, goodluck to Maddie as she takes this exciting step into her basketball career!