Massillon’s Jason Hall steps down

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by Jeff Fisher

On the heels of the program’s worst loss in 83 years, Jason Hall has stepped down as the head coach of the Massillon Tigers.  Massillon finished 7-4 this year, including a 56-7 loss to Perrysburg in the first round of the Division II playoffs.

Hall led the Tigers to the playoffs in six of his seven years while amassing a 57-25 record.

FridayNightOhio.com reports that Hall had no regrets about his reign at the head of one of America’s most historic high school football programs.

Via text message, Hall said this about his time with the Tigers, “Our teams’ accomplishments over my seven years speak for itself. I do not regret one thing. I would like to thank all of my coaches and their families for all their support and dedication over these years. I wish nothing but the best to my Massillon players that I’ve coached over the years as well.  I am proud of all of them. They have all worked very hard academically and athletically. I wish them nothing but success. I only look ahead, never behind.”

Hall was the 26th coach in the history of the program.  The 8th coach from 1932 through 1940 was NFL Hall of Famer Paul Brown. Massillon’s stadium is named after Brown (Paul Brown Tiger Stadium), who was 80-8-2 during his time with the Tigers, which included five straight Ohio state championships between 1936 and 1940.

Massillon is third on the all-time wins list with 849 victories.

Above you can watch Hall’s news conference from when he was named head coach in 2008.

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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.