In our week-long search for the youngest varsity high school football head coach ever, I’ve heard many. Right now, the Brownsburg High School head coach John Hart and Joe Cattolico of Roseville High School in California are in the running for the youngest at 22-plus years old when their were hired for their first HC job.
I’m still waiting to hear from Coach Cattolico on his exact age when he got the call to become the head coach at Overfelt High in San Jose, California, but Coach Hart knows he was 22 and five-or-six months old when Edwards County in Illinois named him the head coach of its program in the 80’s.
Over the last three-and-a-half decades, Hart was coached in Illinois and Indiana, winning two state championships in Indiana at Evansville Reitz in 2007 and Warren Central in 2009. He owns a lifetime record of 301-91.
Below you can listen to Hart talk about his early career, plus last year that saw his Brownsburg Bulldogs finish No. 7 last year in the High School Football America Indiana Top 10.
John Hart on High School Football America Podcast
Tuesday on our podcast, I talk with Marshall Parsley, who in December became the head coach at his alma mater Crowell High School in Texas at the age of 23. As the school’s quarterback, Parsley led Crowell to back-to-back Texas 6-man state championships.