John McKissick ‘51 received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Charleys, the Charleston Post and Courier awards ceremony, on Friday, May 11. The event was held at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.
“I give PC all the credit for any achievement I’ve made over the years,” McKissick said. “It all started at PC with Lonnie McMillian.”
McKissick played fullback for McMillian while at PC. McKissick earned a degree in economics before moving on to becoming the head football coach at Summerville High School. There, McKissick won 612 games, more than any coach at any level.
He also won 10 state championships during a 63-year career that spanned from 1952 to 2014. McKissick was named South Carolina High School Coach of the Year in 1980, 1994, and 2003. He was elected to the National High School Hall of Fame in 1990.
“It’s certainly an honor,” McKissick said about receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award. “I’d like to share it with all the guys who have coached and played with me.”