Legendary Joe Hamilton steps down at Blackhawk

by Jeff Fisher

Blackhawk Cougars footballBlackhawk head football coach Joe Hamilton is calling it quits one year away spending a half century as a high school head coach.

TimesOnline.com reports that Hamilton is stepping down after 49 years as a head coach, the last 39 at Blackhawk.  In stops with Blackhawk, Hempfield, Midland and New Brighton, Hamilton amassed an overall record of 342-170-11.  His record at Blackhawk is 295-155-8.

Hamilton retires #6 on Pennsylvania’s all-time coaching victories list.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.