On this edition of High School Football America, host Jeff Fisher talks with Mike Pettine, the legendary Pennsylvania high school football whose son, Mike Jr. was hired last week as the head coach of the NFL‘s Cleveland Browns.
Mike Sr. retired in 1999 as the head coach at CB West. At the time of his retirement, Pettine had his team on a 45-game win streak with three straight Class AAAA state titles. Pettine’s lifetime record was 326-42-4 with the Bucks.
The 1999 season featured a face-off between dad and son when Mike Jr. was the head coach at nearby North Penn High School. Dad’s team was ranked #1, while his son’s team was #2 when they met during the regular season. Dad won that match-up 17-7. Two week’s later dad prevailed again when they met in the playoffs. In five match-ups as opposing head coaches, dad was a perfect 5-0.