Summerville head football coach John McKissick is carried off the field by his players after defeating Wando 34-17 for his 500th career victory Friday September 12, 2003. (Mic Smith/Staff)
Bonnie Langley of the Summerville class of 1969 and a two-year cheerleader keeps in going in 2003 for Summerville's head football coach John McKissick when his 500th victory was sealed late in the game over Wando High School. (Grace Beahm/Staff)
John McKissick played football at Brevard College in North Carolina.
John McKissick playing drums in the school band at Brevard College in North Carolina in 1949. (Photo provided by the McKissick family)
John McKissick tries on an old leather football helmet that he once wore at Summerville High School were he was named the 'Winningest Coach' of the Adams USA National Coach of the Year award . McKissick tries on a 1920s replica football helmet on Thursday December 7, 2006. (Craig Gillooly/Staff)
USC football coach Lou Holtz was the guest speaker at the Summerville High School football banquet Monday night. Holtz, who led the USC Gamecocks to a winning season and an Outback Bowl victory, laughs with Summerville head football coach John McKissick and principalEarl Lovelace before dinner. photo by Juliette Coughlin ..KEYW:SPORTS ..KEYW:COACH ..KEYW:FOOTBALL ..KEYW:SPEECH
Summerville High School football coach John McKissick tutors quarterback Perry Cuda during the 1980 season. Cuda would go on to play at the University of Alabama. (Brad Nettles/Staff)
A game official throws Summerville head coach John McKissick out of the game at the end of the first half of the Walterboro game. At left asst. coach Fred Edwards, holds McKissick from behind and in front of McKissick is asst coach Steve Wilson. 11/7/97 photo by mic smith
Coach John McKissick is congrtaulated by players and coaches after his Summerville team defeated Gaffney for the AAAA Division 1 State Championship 31-23 in Columbia Saturday afternoon. 12/5/98 photo by mic smith
Summerville High School football coach John McKissick. (Tyrone Walker/Staff (7/30/2007)
Summerville head coach John McKissick watches as Ft. Dorchester takes the field. (Alan Hawes/Staff) 11/1/02
John McKissick, the legendary head football coach at Summerville High School, watches over spring football practice Tuesday May 14, 2002. (Mic Smith/Staff)
Published Caption 2/27/05: The 2005 season will be the 54th for Summerville legend John McKissick, the winningest coach at any level of organized football.
John McKissick Field. (Douglas Rogers/Special to the Post and Courier)
Coach John McKissick waits for 7:20 to arrive before talking briefly to the team (waiting silently in the other room) prior to their game with Gaffney -- Friday November 14, 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
Praying the Lord's Prayer prior to the game while holding hands is a ritual for the Summerville Green Wave under coach John McKissick (background, upper left) -- Friday November 14, 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
The scoreboard leavees no doubt as to the legendary status of long-time coach John McKissick, even though the score in this playoff game was not the type game that he has been known for -- Friday November 14, 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
Published Caption 12/14/08: The scoreboard leaves no doubt as to the legendary status of long-time coach John McKissick, even though the score in this playoff game was not the type game for which he is known.
The team knows the post-game proceedure, which includes a short talk from Coach John McKissick (center, white cap, open green jacket) -- Friday November 14, 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)
Coach John McKissick taps the Green Wave pledge over the door as he heads back to the field at half-time on Friday November 14, 2008. (Wade Spees/Staff)