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CMR Football Coach Jack Johnson Retires

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CMR Head Football Coach Jack Johnson says he always knew what he wanted to do in life. 

"I knew that I was always going to be a football coach. I decided as a sophomore in high school that I didn't want to be a principal or an athletic director, I wanted to be an on the field coach and coach football," Johnson states.

Johnson did just that, achieving a legendary level of success in the process. But after 41 years at CMR, he's stepping down. Johnson says he's nearing 70, and has decided it's time to do some other things. He'd like to spend more time with family, and even travel a little bit. 

"I thought it was time with my age and what not and with the grand kids getting older, better spend some time with them while we can and I still feel good and our health is good and maybe travel a little bit, so, I'm going to give it a try and see if I can live without football. I might not be able to, I might comeback, you never know," Johnson says.

The Rustlers will certainly miss him. Johnson won 340 games in his 41 seasons running the program. He took CMR to 20 AA championship games, winning 13 of them. The 2013 season might have been one of his greatest coaching jobs, turning an injury depleted 0-4 team into a state semifinalist. 

Johnson says he doesn't think he'll be involved much in selecting a successor, but says he believes long-time assistant Gary Lowry deserves the job because, "CMR football should be coached by a CMR guy."

Who's to argue with the most successful Rustler of them all?



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