Longtime Mission Viejo football coach Bob Johnson, who built Orange County powerhouses with the Diablos and at El Toro and became nationally-recognized private quarterback coach, will retire after this season, he confirmed Monday morning.
“My time is spent and I’m going to enjoy some stuff with my wife (Debbie) and do things we haven’t had a chance to do,” said Johnson, Orange County’s all-time leader in victories. “Just time to depart, and we’re going to be good next year again. … Mission will be just fine.”
Johnson’s legacy also included his son, Bret, and, Rob, who became standout quarterbacks at El Toro and went on to play at UCLA and USC, respectively, professionally and assist their father at Mission Viejo.
The Diablos (6-0) play at Tesoro on Friday.
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