John McKissick

John McKissick (born September 25, 1926 in Greenwood, South Carolina) is the football coach of Summerville High School in Summerville, South Carolina. In 2004, he became the first American football coach in history to win 500 career games. His 500th win came against Mount Pleasant's Wando High School. He had already beaten Wando in 1993, to establish a national high school football record with 406 wins. As of 2007, he hasn't missed a game in 55 years. He has led Summerville to 10 state championships. With over 500 wins, Coach McKissick is the winningest and longest serving active high school football coach. He went to Clemson University for two years before being drafted into the army (paratroopers.) Then he went and worked for his father for a while before finally getting the Coaching job at Summerville High

He has coached two of his grandsons, Joe and Richard Call. He was elected to the National High School Hall of Fame in 1990.

External links

  • Summerville High School Athletics Department


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