Coach David B. (Dave) Stewart

1921 – 1925 – Won 39, Lost 9, Tied 0
State Champion – 1922

“No other town quite like it.”


Paul Brown, Dave Stewart, Harry Stuhldreher

“I spent the most enjoyable five years of my life there and I am sure there is no other town quite like it and I hope it will always remain that way.” That was Dave Stewart talking in an interview about his thoughts on Massillon.

During the’ 1920· 21 school year, Dave received his first start in coaching when he served as line coach under Jimmy Marks at Kiski Prep School, Saltsburg, Pa, While there, he also was in charge of Paradise Hall, a dormitory where some 50 football players were quartered. Here he became very well acquainted
with Harry Stuhldreher, one of Washington High School’s most celebrated players, who prevailed upon him to coach the Tigers.

YearWonLostTiedMass.Opp.State *

* – Popular Acclaim

Dave took over the reins of the Tigers in 1921 succeeding Elmer Snyder who had served here for one year as head coach. After winning five and losing four in 1921, Dave gave the Tigers the Ohio Scholastic championship with ten straight victories in
1922. He followed with three more fine teams before leaving Massillon after the 1925 campaign. Four of Dave’s five teams defeated Canton McKinley and the 94-0 win over Akron North in 1922 still stands as the biggest margin in Tiger history.

His 1922 team included among its personnel: Tink Ulrich, Bill Edwards, Dutch Hill, Ted Roth, Ralph Kallcher and Bob Boerner. This team recorded victories over Dayton Steele, Alliance, Cleveland Shaw, Warren, Canton McKinley, Barberton, Cambridge, Youngstown South, Wooster, and Akron North.