© April, 2013
THE BEST OF THE BEST
by Kurt Block
J.T. Curtis and John McKissick, the two winningest football coaches in history, have combined for 1,121 victories.
Curtis, the son of John Curtis who founded Curtis Christian High School, assumed head coaching duties at the school 43 years ago. Since then, his Patriots have won an incredible 90.2% of their games and that includes his first season when they went 0-10 and managed only two touchdowns.
The list of accomplishments is staggering.
• An overall record of 520-54-6.
• 25 state championships in 32 trips to the title game.
• 16 consecutive appearances in the state championship game, winning 13 times.
• 19 undefeated regular seasons.
• 13 perfect seasons, including 2012.
“Success starts with your administration,” Curtis said. “You must have an administration that understands the importance of extracurricular activities. Second, you must have a staff that is committed to not just coaching but are committed to the kids. If they’re looking for financial reward for the time that’s put in, they’ ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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