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Bill Johnson to serve as interim head football coach for Coachella Valley high school

If there is a high school football season this year, Bill Johnson will be the man to lead the Arabs, at least for now.

Johnson replaces former Arabs head coach Brett Davis who recently accepted a position in his home state of Oklahoma.

Johnson has coached football at CVHS since 2012, working in multiple roles. He left the Arabs in 2017, taking the head coaching job at Desert Hot Springs, before going back to CV.

"Some positive news is definitely a benefit so looking forward to getting out there with them," said Johnson.

"We are very fortunate to have a coach who has been a key cog in this football program and here to lead us out of this pandemic shortened season, Jason Castillo, CVHS athletic director.

Castillo went on to compliment Johnson's leadership and connection with the CV community.

"He understands the pulse of this team and will be able to get the most out of a group of young men that have been chomping at the bit to get back to work. Go Arabs!" said Castillo.

Aside from football, Johnson coaches track and field, as well as soccer.

"This has been a tough year, really challenging. So to have something the kids can get really excited about, the community can get excited about and the coaches - just some positive news is definitely a benefit," said Johnson.

Castillo says Johnson will act as the interim head coach. He says the position will be re-evaluated following the shortened season, if that happens.

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