Mission Viejo coach awarded by NFL

Updated: January 28, 2010, 2:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Robert Johnson from Mission Viejo High School in California has been chosen the NFL's high school football coach of the year.

Johnson will receive $5,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl, and a $10,000 grant from the NFL Youth Football Fund will be awarded to his school's football program.

The award was announced Thursday.

Johnson was nominated by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and Seahawks defensive end Nick Reed. He was picked from a pool of nominations that came from more than 75 NFL players.

The high school coach of the year 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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