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Johnson steps down after 39 years as North coach

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Donnie Johnson announced this week that he will stepping down after 39 years on the football sideline, the last 13 as the Red Rocketeers’ head coach.

Johnson retired from teaching in 2020.

He led North to six Hockomock League division championships and two Super Bowls, including the Division 3 game on December 1.

His record as a head coach was 103-37, a winning percentage of 73.6.

In his years 39 years as an assistant and head coach, the Red Rocketeers won 211 games, lost only 51 and tied 6.

Johnson visited North TV on Tuesday and was asked why now was the time to retire.

Click the video below to stream his answer.

His brother Jack and longtime coach Paul Sullivan are also retiring from coaching.