Vanderbilt coach Johnson retires

Updated: July 15, 2010, 12:18 PM ET
By Chris Low | ESPN.com

Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson has abruptly retired as the Commodores' head coach.

Vice chancellor David Williams announced the news in a post on the university's athletic website Wednesday just before a news conference.

An emotional Johnson called it a very difficult decision but one not prompted by health concerns for either himself or his wife. And he clarified that he was not merely stepping down from a job, but walking away from coaching.

"I've decided to retire, not ...

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