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Klein Forest Coach honored as Alumni of the Month by Klein ISD Board

Klein Forest Coach honored as Alumni of the Month by Klein ISD Board

Coach Johnathan Wilson has been recognized as the outstanding Klein ISD Alumnus for March. Board member Doug James nominated Mr. Wilson for his numerous contributions to Klein Forest High School. 

Coach Wilson’s journey in Klein ISD began as a young student who grew up in the Klein area and attended Klenk Elementary, Wunderlich Intermediate, and Klein Forest High School. 

“Klein Forest High School holds a very special place in my heart. I grew up wanting to be a Klein Forest Golden Eagle and could not wait to wear the green and gold,” said Wilson, Campus Athletic Coordinator. “I remember the school spirit, pep rallies, football games, teachers, coaches, and close friends that I made while here at Klein Forest.”

Coach Wilson excelled in athletics and earned the distinction of being named an all-district selection for basketball and an all-state selection for football. His athleticism garnered him a full athletic scholarship to attend The University of Kansas.  As a Jayhawk, he became the 8th all-time leading pass-catcher for football. 

After earning his undergraduate degree, Johnathan began his career teaching in Houston ISD. However, Johnathan was determined to fulfill his childhood dream, a dream that started when he was 15 years old—returning to his alma mater to become a source of inspiration to the young men and women of the Klein Forest community. 

He began substitute teaching in Klein ISD and was ultimately hired by Coach Jason Glenn as an assistant coach for Klein Oak High School. When the position opened at Klein Forest for the spot of Campus Athletic Coordinator Coach, Wilson was personally selected to fill the role on the campus. 

 “Now that I am back as a coach, I want to help create some of those same great memories for our students,” said Wilson. “I enjoy being a role model and leader for our students and someone they can always depend on outside of athletics. My goal is to help shape our young men and women into productive adults who will leave Klein Forest prepared for the future that lies ahead of them.”

Since taking over as the Campus Athletic Coordinator, Klein Forest Football has achieved greater heights. Many of Coach Wilson’s former classmates have also joined him on his staff.  In addition to being a great coach, Mr. Wilson has a big heart for students and challenges them to do their very best in academics, athletics, and character. 

Principal Lance Alexander coached Johnathan Wilson when Alexander was a coach at Klein Forest and Wilson was a student-athlete. Alexander’s admiration for Wilson is evident as he hired him to lead the Golden Eagles as the athletic director and to come full circle as a valued alumnus of the Klein Forest family.

Klein ISD is proud to have Coach Wilson return home and lead the Klein Forest Golden Eagles as a former athlete and now head coach. Thank you for being an outstanding alumnus of Klein ISD, Coach Wilson!

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