Summerville coach of 63 years, John McKissick considering retirement

Summerville coach John McKissick is carried after recording his 600th win against Ashley Ridge during Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 at Ashley Ridge High School in Summerville. Paul Zoeller/Special to the Post and Courier

Summerville football coach John McKissick said he hasn’t made up his mind yet, but could retire this week as the school’s athletic director and head football coach after more than six decades.

McKissick, 88, has been the Green Wave’s head coach since 1952 and would be entering his 64th season this fall. McKissick is the winningest coach in football at any level with a record of 622-155-13.

“I haven’t made up my mind, but I’m going into the district office on Monday and let them know what I’m going to do,” said McKissick from his beach house in DeBordieu.

Joe Call, McKissick’s grandson and the Green Wave’s offensive coordinator, is expected to be named the “interim” coach

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