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Brown started coaching in 1931 at Severn School. He would later go on to coach his hometown team at Massillon Washington High School in Ohio. In an amazing statistic, Brown’s high school teams lost only 10 times in 11 years. Impressed by his record, Ohio State University recruited him to instant success. Brown led the school to its first ever national football title in 1942.
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Brown’s parting with the team was bitter though. Amidst a power struggle with the team owner, Art Modell, Brown was fired. His next step was to become the founder and first head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals. But that’s another story.
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