Brad Lloyd to take position at Layton High
BOUNTIFUL – Brad Lloyd had a relatively successful tenure as the football coach at Viewmont High School.
In his five years at the helm, Lloyd coached the Vikings to three state 5A playoff appearances, two moves from one region to another, and the team’s first region title in 38 years.
But with a new opportunity that he couldn’t pass up, Lloyd has stepped down as coach of the Vikings after going through a rough 1-9 campaign that also saw Viewmont finish without a win in its first season back in Region 1.
“It was a rough season for certain,” said Lloyd, who is now going to Layton High School after finishing his master’s degree in school counseling. “When you go 1-9 you kind of question yourself as a coach, but the administrative staff and the other coaches have been very supportive. We mutually agreed to part ways so that I can take this opportunity at Layton High School.”
During his five year tenure as Viewmont’s coach, Lloyd has accumulated a 20-34 overall record and was 14-18 in region play.
He guided the Vikings to within a win of the Region 1 title in 2009, and then coached the Vikings to a Region 2 title after finishing 4-1 in region play two years later.
Viewmont made the playoffs in both of its seasons in the region before moving back to Region 1.
Now with his degree in tow, Lloyd said this new position was something he wanted to get into all along.
“I thought it was time to move on and head in the direction I’m going,” Lloyd said. “I thoroughly enjoyed my time there at Viewmont.”
One item Lloyd said he’ll specifically enjoy is the time away from coaching football. Lloyd’s career spans back 33 years, and he said he’d like to at least take one fall season off the field.
His new position at Layton High will also come with some familiar faces, Lloyd said. He and Rick Astle, the current principal at Layton High School, used to work together at Bountiful High School as well.
“I’m going to like working with (Astle) again,” Lloyd said. “Also, Dan Linford at Viewmont helped me go through this move as well. I really can’t say enough about how much support I’ve gotten (at Viewmont).”
The newest coach at Viewmont High School was named recently on the football team’s website, and is a familiar one to those in the 5A classification.
Scott Ditty will take the reigns of the Vikings ship when the season starts in August, and has an extensive resume as a coordinator for a few 5A powerhouse teams.
Before coming to Viewmont, Ditty served as defensive coordinator at Alta High School for three seasons and was the defensive backs coach at Timpview High School.
While at Timpview, the Thunderbirds won back-to-back region titles and the 2009 state 5A football title as well.
According to the football team’s website, he was also the defensive coordinator for Moorpark College and Reseda High School, both located in California.
Ditty played high school football in California as well.
“I’ve met him already and he seems like a really good guy,” Lloyd said. “I wish him all the best and I’m sure he’s going to do some good things at Viewmont.”