After Stepping Down as Head Coach, Coach Johnson Tries a Different Path…

Jason Hatfield
Entertainment Editor

Where is Coach Johnson to go Now?

    “It’s nothing against high school sports. you just have to be your own person, you have to go your own way, go your own way,” explains Coach Johnson in his touching going away speech.

    Coach Johnson, who has been coaching high school football for 19 years and has been the head coach of Mission Viejo since 2018, recently admitted being head coach is just not not what he thought it would be.

    “You know, coaching as an assistant was great and I loved stepping up to become the head coach. I just found myselfunder pressure, It was pushing down on me, pushing down on you, no man asked for,”  Coach admits

    Coach Johnson elaborates, “it took a lot of self realization, I was just in my beautiful house, with my beautiful wife, and I had to ask myself ‘how did I get here?’” 

    Coach Johnson admits that the decision took a toll on him emotionally, but he had to find a way to cope. He explained, “I tried to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies, I tried to laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes, cause boys don’t cry.”

    It’s an abrupt change, but Johnson rationalizes this change in his life by admitting, “Life is a highway, and I want to ride it all night long. I just realized that I was given one chance, one opportunity, to seize everything I ever wanted. Should I have captured it or just let it slip?”

    Coach Johnson explained to his current players that they should keep high hopes during this tough changing time. “Don’t worry, about a thing” the coach choked out, holding back tears, “Cause every little thing, gonna be alright.”

    During his final moments of the speech, his players brought up a team poster of the boys winning one of their most important games. After he looked at the photo, Johnson turned to the audience with a smile through all of the emotions and announced, “Look at this photograph. Everytime I do it makes me laugh.”

    Now the big question is what is Coach Johson up to next. Coach Johnson declares, “I’m a rockstar, I got my rock moves, and I don’t need you!”

    Coach Johnson still appreciates all of the time he spent with the team and the program, ending his coaching career by saying to all of his fans, “Don’t Look Back in Anger,” or at least that’s what I heard him say.


    Stay tuned to watch Johnson’s Linkin Park/Beach Boys fusion band “One Step Closer to the Beach,” performing live at SOFI at some point hopefully.


This is an April Fools’ article.


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