School Name: Massillon Washington High School
Location: 1 Paul Brown Drive SE, Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 830-3901
Fax: (330) 830-1954
School Type: Co-Ed, Public, Open Enrollment – Any District
Head Coach / Athletic Director: Nate Moore (71-20)
Assistant Athletic Director: Brian Pachis
Athletic Secretary: Kim Gifford
Ticket Office: Michelle Wolfe
WHS Principal: David Lautenschleger
Superintendent: Paul Salvino
Football Teams Fielded: Varsity, Junior Varsity, Freshmen, Middle School (7th, 8th)
Athletic Conference: Independent
OHSAA Football Playoffs Assignment: Division 2, Region 7 (2021)
Nickname: Tigers (First reference to use of nickname was in 1904; referred to previously as the “orange & black”)
Colors: Burnt Orange and Black (official colors documented in 1926)
Mascot: Obie the Tiger (“O” for orange, “B” for black) (1926)
Largest Game Attendance: 51,409 vs. Cleveland Cathedral Latin in 1945 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium
Largest Home Game Attendance: 22,685 vs. Canton McKinley in 1964
First Night Game: October 3, 1930 vs. Conneaut
First Live Tiger at a Massillon Game: 1970
First Live Massillon-McKinley Television Broadcast: 1955
Football Stadium: Paul Brown Tiger Stadium; constructed in 1938-1939 as a Works Project Administration (WPA) Project under President Franklin Roosevelt; cost: $246,000; located at the high school, which was built in 1992
Stadium Name: Originally “Tiger Stadium.” Renamed “Paul Brown Tiger .Stadium” in 1976, in honor of former Massillon, Ohio State, Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Paul Brown
Playing Surface: Field turf, north-to-south orientation.
Stadium Capacity: 16,884 (prior to 1981: 21,345).
Stadium Seating: Closed stainless steel bleachers on home and visitors’ sides; open aluminum bleachers in end zones; handicap accessible seating.
Features: Locker rooms on home side; press box on home side for TV/radio and coaching spotters; loge box on visitors’ side for VIPs/media and meeting room; roof covering part of home side; unobstructed field lighting; state-of-the-art scoreboard and sound system; ample on-site parking.
Amenities: Restrooms and food concessions on each side; souvenir stand on home side.
Events: All Massillon Tiger football home games; OHSAA football playoffs; Ohio High School North-South All-Star Football Game; Tiger Swing Band Review; Canton Blue Coats Drum Corps shows.
Training Facility: Paul L. David Athletic Training Center; constructed in 2008.
Features: 80,000 sq. ft.; 120-yard, lined football field under roof; artificial surface; lighted; heated.
2021 Record: 10-3 (Regional Runner-up)
The following data is current as of the 2021 season
Playoff Qualifications: 28 times out of 50 playoff years (37% from 1972 to 1997; 75% from 1998*** to 2021)
Playoff Regional Championships: 14 (1st among all large Ohio public schools; 3rd among all large public and parochial schools)
Playoff State Finals Appearances: 6 (3 in Division 1, 3 in Division 2)
Playoff Record: 47-28 (.627)
1st Playoff Game: 1972 vs. Cincinnati Princeton, OSU Stadium, lost 17-14
*** Number of qualifiers increased to 8 per region in 1998 and 16 in 2021