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Mission Viejo's Bob Johnson named NFL high school coach of the year

January 28, 2010 | 12:14 pm

Mission Viejo Coach Bob Johnson has been named the NFL high school football coach of the year.

Johnson, who led the Diablos to the Pac-5 Division semifinals and a South Coast League title, will receive $5,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. In addition, Mission Viejo's football program will receive a $10,000 grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund.

The longtime coach was nominated by New York Jets quarterback and Mission Viejo graduate Mark Sanchez.

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

-- Austin Knoblauch