After three years at Marion High School, Leonard Johnson is leaving to become the head football coach at Lake Marion High School.

Before coming to Marion, Johnson was at Scott's Branch High School where he won state titles in 2008 and 2010.

He replaces former head coach Chris Carter who left to take over the program at Edisto High School.

This past season at Marion, the Swamp Foxes were 9-4. He's also been a head coach at Allendale-Fairfax, Burke and Woodland. He says going back to Lake Marion gets him closer to his hometown of Charleston.

"It's closer to where i spent my summers," Johnson said.

"My mother and father grew up in Holly Hill. It's like going back to the house for me."

In this day of spread offenses, Johnson is known for his "Hammer" offensive system which is a run-first, physical style of attack.

It's an offense that has defined his 42 years of coaching and it will define him at his newest job.

"What else are we going to do," he said laughing.