Stadium Project: Summerville High School’s John McKissick Field at Memorial Stadium (South Carolina)

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Summerville High School’s historic John McKissick Field at Memorial Stadium is getting a facelift. The stadium, which was built in the 50’s, carries the name of America’s all-time winningest high school football coach John McKissick, who passed away in 2019 at the age of 93.

In early March 2021, crews began working on replacing the natural grass turf with an artificial turf. The below pictures were taken a month into the re-do.

John McKissick Stadium, Summerville High School

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Coach McKissick 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.

In 2011 on the High School Football America Radio Show, I spoke with Coach McKissick and John Curtis (Louisiana) head coach J.T. Curtis, who is No. 2 on the all-time coaching wins list. You can listen to that show below.

John McKissick on the High School Football America Radio Show on 2011

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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.