GPS senior Gabby Johnson set to become first female football manager at Ole Miss

Patrick MacCoon, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.
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Apr. 21—GPS senior Gabby Johnson will make history next fall in Oxford, Mississippi.

The standout Bruiser will become the first female manager in the history of Ole Miss' football program, which is led by Lane Kiffin.

Behind the scenes work put in by student managers is vital for athletic programs as they help get equipment ready, provide hydration and wash jerseys, while also having several other gameday, practice and weekly duties.

Over the course of her high school career Johnson helped build her college resume by serving time as a manager for GPS' basketball, lacrosse and softball teams. She has also been a member of the Bruser Track and Field program.

For the upcoming Southeastern Conference football season, Johnson will be a key asset for the Rebels' football program.

"Gabby is a service-minded trailblazer who will make a mark on a top Division I athletic program," GPS Director of Athletics Jay Watts said. "She was offered a team manager position for the football program at Ole Miss. This position comes with a signed agreement and the potential for a scholarship after her first year in Oxford. While her path to reach the stage today has looked very different from her counterparts, she has attacked her goals with the same laser focus as her peers to achieve at the highest level possible."