Thomas replaces Gordon at Lennon
Byjeon Thomas, who led Clarendon College (CC) to the Ben Francis Cup title last year, has been confirmed as Merron Gordon's replacement as head coach at Lennon High School.
Gordon has been named new head coach of 2007 daCosta Cup champions Garvey Maceo High School.
Thomas missed out on the chance to add the prestigious daCosta Cup title to his rEsumE last season when CC went down 2-1 to Rusea's High School in the final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. He told STAR Sports he is optimistic about replicating a season like 2016, when Lennon took the Ben Francis Cup up the Mocho hill.
"Yeah, definitely, we are looking to put up a strong performance this season. We are going to try our best to see how far we can finish this year, hopefully, that means victory in some way," said Thomas.
"Yes, we have about four players from that (2016) season remaining. We also have a good crop of young players because the under-16 team has been doing well over the past two years," he added
Thomas, who said there was no bad blood between him and his alma-mater, was asked if he had a good relationship with the school prior to the move. He told STAR Sports they have never really shared much of a relationship, but 'it just happened'.
"I wouldn't say so, because I even used to attend Clarendon College, but I guess sometime things just happen. I got a phone call and I sat and thought about it for about a week then made the decision," said Thomas.
Gordon, who led Lennon to the Ben Francis Cup two seasons ago, confirmed in an interview on Hitz 92 FM's 'Sports Machine' with Earl Bailey on Saturday decades that he's turning a new chapter elsewhere. He continued to outline that he left the Mocho-based school on good terms.