Legendary Ohioan/brilliant football mind Paul Brown will be honored at Ohio State's coaches' clinic next Friday.
Brown won six state championships while during an 80-8-2 run at Massillon Washington. During his three years at Ohio State, Brown led the Buckeyes to the program's first national title in 1942. He also won seven league titles in 25 seasons as a coach of the Browns and Bengals, including three NFL championships.
Here's Urban Meyer on how this came to be:
“I started thinking about the great state of Ohio and I think people sometimes forget that Ohio is the birthplace of football. We’re going to bring in our two pro football coaches. We’re going to honor Larry Kehres, arguably one of the greatest coaches of all time. And we’re going to celebrate other great high school coaches and, obviously, we’re going to honor Paul Brown and his family for what he did for the great state of Ohio football.”
The tribute to Brown will take place prior to Marvin Lewis' keynote speech to coaches the first night of the clinic, which kicks off Thursday, April 10. Mike Pettine, the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns, will also be on hand.
Bob Lutz, who won 381 games in 39 years at Ironton High School, and is the all-time winningest coach (by percentage) in college football history, along with Larry Kehres, who went 332-24-3 (.929) in 27 years at Division III Mt. Union and won 11 national championships, will also be honored at the event.
For more information on this year’s coaches' clinic, click here.