High school football dates back about 150 years to the late 1800s. So it’s even older than the NFL, which began in 1920. In fact, some of the greatest coaches in football history got their starts coaching in high school, including Browns and Bengals founder Paul Brown.
Brown won four national championships while at Massillon Washington High School in Ohio, and many consider him to be the greatest high school coach of all time. While that may be true, we are out to find the greatest active high school football coach.
Just as the NFL has Bill Belichick and college football has Nick Saban, high school football has its equivalent — that coach who is head and shoulders above all others in the game.
These are the best current high school football coaches.
Note: These rankings take into account the level of competition, sustained excellence, and above all else, winning. All stats are from MaxPreps.com and through the 2018 season.