It was as an Orange County teenager that former Trojan Rob Johnson realized he wanted to be a quarterback. Now, he’s helping future generations of Southern California players chase their football dreams.
Since 2004, Johnson has been the receivers and offense coach at Mission Viejo High School. The Diablos’ coaching staff is a family affair. Johnson’s father Bob and brother Bret have been Mission Viejo’s head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively, since 1999.
Eighteen years ago, Johnson left USC holding virtually every major passing record in program history. For his college career, Johnson threw for 8,472 yards and 58 TDs while completing nearly 65% of his passes.
Johnson’s six-team, 11-year NFL career was plagued by injuries, but he managed to earn a Super Bowl ring as Brad Johnson’s backup with the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned to Orange County following his offseason release from the Raiders in 2004. Rob Johnson profile