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Kansas High School Football's All-Time Wins Leader to Step Down After 47 Years

After nearly a half of century on the sidelines at Silver Lake High School in Kansas, CJ Hamilton is retiring as the school’s head football coach.

The all-time winningest coach in Kansas high school football history, Hamilton will finish with a record of 447-98. He led the school to 18 state championship games, winning eight titles.

In 47 years, Coach Hamilton’s team won 39 Mid-East League titles. The Eagles made the postseason in 40 of his 47 seasons at the helm.

Hamilton ends his career No. 15 on America’s all-time high school football coaching victories list.

Below you can listen to Coach Hamilton’s interview with High School Football America’s Jeff Fisher on the NFL Play Football Podcast. Hamilton discusses his love of the coaching profession and what kept him on the sidelines for so long.

Photo: The Topeka Capital-Journal


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