Diablo Football Master Is NFL Coach Of The Year

by MissionViejoDispatch.com on January 28, 2010

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson

   Diablo coach Bob Johnson was named today as the NFL High School Coach of the Year. Johnson was one of five finalists after he was nominated by his former student Mark Sanchez, now quarterback for the New York Jets, and by Nick Reed, defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks.

   The award provides $10,000 to the Diablo football program, $5,000 to Coach Johnson, and two tickets to the Superbowl.

   The honor recognizes Johnson for his positive development of players who were recruited into the NFL.

   Johnson has coached over 30 years, winning four CIF Championships and seven League Championships. He is a media celeb for his renown as a trainer of quarterbacks. Bob played at Fresno State, and his two sons were also quarterbacks.

   Earlier this month Johnson was the offensive coordinator for the West at the U.S. Army All-America Bowl.

Players trained include:

COLLEGE PLAYERS: Adrian McPherson, Florida State; Matt Gutierrez,Michigan; Jeff Smoker, Michigan State; Kyle Boller, CAL; Brooks Bollinger, Wisconsin; Rohan Davey, LSU; Kasey Clawson, Tennessee; Chris Lewis, Stanford; Chris Rix, Florida State; DJ Shockley, Georgia; R.J. Toman, U of New Hampshire

PRO PLAYERS: Brock Berlin, Miami; Drew Brees, San Diego Chargers; David Carr, Houston Texans; AJ Feely, Philadelphia Eagles; Joey Harrington, Detroit Lions; Rob Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Carson Palmer, Cincinnati Bengals; Tim Rattay, San Francisco 49ers; Chris Redman, Baltimore Ravens; Mark Sanchez, NY Jets; Marques Tuiasosopo, Oakland Raiders [Source: hitrunscore.com]

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Joe Holtzman January 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm

A very big congratulations to Bob Johnson and his entire staff. I have enjoyed watching Bob’s team both at El Toro and Mission Viejo High School. They are well coached, disciplined and hustle all the time.

Thanks for your service to the community Bob.

T.M. Rico January 29, 2010 at 8:00 am

You left out Steve Stenstrom (San Francisco 49′ers)

Frank Semelsberger January 29, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Well deserved award for someone who has spent his entire life working with kids and teaching them that hard work and values are the keys to success. I have watched his teams perform for over 30 years now and they always play hard and give their best.

While he always gives credit to his kids, the school administrators, his coaches, the boosters club etc. (as he should) the fact remains that he is the one who has created this coaliton of groups that has led to such an outstanding program. That’s leadership.

Those who know him know that he still has the “fire in his belly” to keep coaching, and for that I’m sure there are many kids out there who want to play football for Coach Johnson at MVHS.

The whole family is a class act and I hope they have years and years of continued success.

Darrell Moherman February 3, 2010 at 6:46 pm

BOB JOHNSON’S COMMITTMENT TO THE YOUTH HAS BEEN SECOND TO NONE! HIS WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO ‘DREAM’ AND WITH HARD WORK GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN.
AWESOME!

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