John McKissick, America’s all-time winningest high school football coach, passes away

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John McKissick, who sits atop the America’s all-time high school football coaching victories list with 621, passed away this morning at the age of 93. The legendary high school football coach spent 63 years coaching young men before retiring in 2015.

During his time as the head coach at Summerville High School, the Green Wave won ten South Carolina state championships. His lifetime record is 621-156-13.

Below you can listen to my interview with Coach McKissick in 2011 on the High School Football America Radio Show. That episode also includes an interview with John Curtis (Louisiana) head coach J.T. Curtis, who is No. 2 on the all-time coaching wins list.

High School Football America Radio Show

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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.