One of our staff members heard someone talking about John Barnes' retirement at Los Alamitos and suggested we check it out. Seeing how Barnes is Orange County's all-time football coaching victories leader, it seemed like a good idea.
It turns out that Barnes indeed retired at the end of the school year ... from teaching, not coaching the Griffins.
"It was time, but I told them I'd only do it if I could keep coaching," Barnes said Thursday after running his summer camp. "They said I could coach as long as I want."
Barnes, who most recently taught physical education, said he doesn't plan to leave the sideline anytime soon.