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Randall lands coaching job at West Seneca West

Desmond Randall is going home, at least in athletic terms.

The former coach of the Bishop Timon-St. Jude basketball team said Thursday that he is moving to his alma mater, West Seneca West, to be the head basketball coach of the Indians.

"Last year, when Matt Marinaro took over last year, he called me and asked if there was any chance I'd come back," Randall said. "But I couldn't leave my situation at Timon, so I told him no. Matt and I had coached JV together at West. That's where I got my start."

Then when Randall left Bishop Timon, it didn't take long to for Marinaro to call.

"He said, 'Matt, I'm stepping down. If you want it, it's yours,' " Randall said. "I weighed what I wanted to do and everything. I'm still living in West Seneca, and there's the whole 'going back home' thing. I'm about two minutes from the school."

Randall won't need much time to adjust to coaching the Indians, since he worked with many of the players when they were younger during his first stint at WSW.

"It should be a smooth transition," he said.

Randall's younger brother, Juston Johnson, will also attend West Seneca West in the coming school year as a transfer. The junior was a third-team All-WNY football selection at wide receiver last season.

"We were waiting to see what happened and make the transformation together," Randall said. "He'll go to West. It's the best situation for him."


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