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Many Hats Make Diminutive Johnston Tall Cedar


The reason that Terri Johnston stepped down as Lebanon High’s athletic director was because it was too time-consuming and it was cutting too deeply into her personal life. So it is a little ironic -and just a bit concerning – that she now has more on her plate than before she made her decision.

Technically, Johnston is still the Cedars’ athletic director. She’s also Lebanon High’s head field hockey and full-time physical education teacher.

When Johnston isn’t handling an athletic administrative issue, mentoring the Cedars’ unseasoned field hockey girls or blowing whistles in gym class, she’s sleeping and eating.

“I sleep from 10 (p.m.) to 5 (a.m.),” said Johnston, perhaps Lebanon’s most dedicated Cedar. “And the rest is work.”

In June, Johnston announced she was relinquishing the athletic director duties at LHS that she had held for one year. At the time, she cited the desires to spend more time with her family and to return to coaching.

Lebanon High then reached an agreement with former athletic director Sam Elias, the current AD at Hershey High, to return to the post. But Elias’ arrival in Lebanon was postponed by contractual obligations to the Trojans.

Elias is scheduled to take over the Cedars’ athletic administrative duties on November 15. Until then, it’s Johnston’s show.

“I’ve got a whole season,” said Johnston of the fall. “I’m enjoying it. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment.”



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