Union native named MCC baseball coach

Kim "Hoss" Johnson

Marshalltown Community College has filled its vacancy at the head coaching position, announcing Kim “Hoss” Johnson as the new head man for Tiger baseball.

Johnson, originally from Union, has been the head coach at four other programs at the NCAA Division I, Division III and NJCAA level, most recently serving as head coach for D-III Eureka College in Eureka, Ill..

“To me, this feels like coming home,” Johnson said in a press release from MCC. “I graduated from MCC and played for Babe Harder while I was here. I’m excited to try and meet the challenges this NJCAA region presents in order to get to the NJCAA World Series.”

Over his 24 years as a head coach, Johnson has accumulated 548 wins and earned a NJCAA Region 4 coach of the year honor in 1996 while he was with McHenry County College (Crystal Lake, Ill.). Johnson was the longest-tenured head coach in Scots history, leading McHenry for 14 seasons total.

“We are excited to have Kim join our staff as our head baseball coach,” said MCC Athletic Director Dr. Kathleen Brown said in a press release from the school. “His wealth of experience and dedication to his players really stood out to both me and the committee throughout the interview process. We look forward to him building on the program’s previous successes and creating his own culture as he takes us into a new era of Tiger baseball.”