- 09.29.2020 The Rise of Philosopher-Athletes
Bob Johnson, the famed football coach at Mission Viejo High School, has won Positive Coaching Alliance’s coveted Double-Goal Coach® Award presented by TeamSnap for his positive impact on youth athletes.
Johnson is one of 50 national recipients of the Double-Goal Coach award, named for coaches who strive to win while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports.
“Bob helps his players win on and off the field,” said Alan Berkes, Executive Director of PCA-Los Angeles, the local Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance. “By creating a positive, character-building youth sports experience and serving as a Double-Goal Coach, Bob helps youth develop into better athletes and better people.”
Johnson – whose son, Rob, was an NFL quarterback, and who also has coached such NFLers as Mark Sanchez and the late Konrad Reuland – is one of the winningest coaches in Southern California high school history. His take on life lessons: “The bottom line is that kids are the most important thing in the world, and they’re all going on to be leaders in this country, we hope, or pursuing different jobs.
“These are their four years. We do some great togetherness things, travel a lot and teach them little things, like how to politely sit and wait for their meal, how to treat women, and how to learn from some of the issues that come out of the NFL.”
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