Thursday, January 28, 2010

NFL Names Mission Viejo HS Coach of the Year

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

Robert Johnson of Mission Viejo (CA) High School has been named the NFL's High School Football Coach of the Year.

Johnson will receive $5,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl, plus a $10,000 grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund will be awarded to the Mission Viejo program. He was chosen from a pool of nominations from more than 75 NFL players.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and Seahawks defensive end Nick Reed nominated Johnson. Sanchez played for Johnson, while Reed is from Mission Viejo.

The award was created in 1995 to honor coaches who made a positive impact on the athletic and personal development of NFL players.

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