America’s #1 high school football coach in wins may be stepping down

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by Jeff Fisher

Summerville High School's John McKissick may be ready to step-down as America's wininingest high school football coach with 620 victories.

Summerville High School’s John McKissick may be ready to step-down as America’s wininingest high school football coach with 620 victories.

After 60-plus years and 621 wins as the head football coach at Summerville High School in South Carolina, John McKissick may be ready to step-down as the school’s head football coach.

According to sources, ABC 4 Sports is reporting that America’s all-time winningest high school football coach will step-down before the start of the upcoming season.  The TV station is reporting that a news conference announcing Coach McKissick’s retirement could be held sometime during the coming week.

McKissick, who will turn 89 in September, has led the school to ten South Carolina state championships. The station is reporting that McKissick’s grandson Joe McCall, who is the team’s offensive coordinator will be named interim coach until a full-time replacement is found.

Back into 2011, I interviewed Coach McKissick and J.T. Curtis, who is #2 on the all-time wins list, on the High School Football America Radio Show.  Curtis is the head coach at John Curtis School in Louisiana.  You can listen to that historic interview below.


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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.