Legendary football coach to retire


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El Camino’s veteran football coach is set to retire at the end of this season, according to an email from the community relations director.

“(John) Featherstone’s more than three decades of contributions to (EC) football will be recognized during a special halftime celebration,” the email from Ann Garten said.

EC athletics will commemorate his retirement at halftime of the Long Beach City College game on Nov. 14. Featherstone’s overall coaching record to date is 211-112-1 and his crowning achievement was the national championship triumph of 1987, according to the email.

“In addition to making three national-championship game appearances his team also won two state championships, 11 conference championships and appeared in 19 bowl games,” according to the email.

Featherstone will coach his penultimate game this Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College.