Program Overview


School Name: Massillon Washington High School (1913)
Location: 1 Paul Brown Drive SE, Massillon, OH  44646
Phone: (330) 830-3901
 (330) 830-1954
School Type: Co-Ed, Public, Open Enrollment – Any District
Grades: 9-12
Enrollment: 1,236
Founded: 1848

Massillon Washington High School


Head Coach / Athletic Director: Nate Moore (99-22)
Assistant Athletic Director: Brian Pachis (
Athletic Secretary: Nancy Budner (
Ticket Office: Tori 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 II, Region 7 (2023)

Nickname: Tigers (First reference to use of nickname was in 1904; referred to previously as the “orange & black”)
Burnt Orange and Black (official colors documented in 1926)
Obie the Tiger (“O” for orange, “B” for black) (1926)


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 named “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:  Home and visitors ocker 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.

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.

Massillon Middle School (Intermediate School) Football Field: Located at 250 29th Street SW. (330) 830-3902.  Site for nearly all middle school home games.  Turf field; running track; ample bleachers; restroom facilities.

Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

The following data is current as of the 2022 season

Historical Data – Current Record

2023 Record: 16-0 (Division II State Champions)

Years Playing Football: 128 (1891 to 2023)
Overall Record: 948-299-36 (.753); most wins in Ohio
USA’s Ten Winningest Programs: 2nd most wins

Historical Data – Playoffs

Playoff Qualifications: 30 times out of 52 playoff years (37% from 1972 to 1997; 73% from 1998*** to 2023)
Playoff Regional Championships: 16 (1st among all D1 & D2 public schools; 2nd among all DI & DII schools)
Playoff State Finals Appearances: 7 (3 in Division I, 4 in Division II)
Playoff State Championships: 1 (2023)
Playoff Record: 57-29 (.663)
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

2023 State Championship and Regional Championship Trophies

Historical Data – Achievements

National Championships: 9
State Championships25 (12 by popular acclaim; 12 by Associated Press; 1 in playoffs; last title in 2023)

Undefeated Regular Seasons without Ties: 24
Undefeated Regular Seasons with Ties: 4
Most Wins in a Season: 16 (2023)

Longest Winning Streak: 38 Games (1937-41)
Longest Unbeaten Streak: 52 Games (1937-42)
Record at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium: 526-90-6 (.850)
Longest Home Winning Streak: 40 (1949-55)

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

Historical Data – Milestones

1st Game: 1891 vs. Massillon Ex-Highs, won 1-0
500th Game: 1953 vs. Canton McKinley, won 48-7
1,000th Game: 2001 vs. Austintown Fitch, won 54-14

250th Win: 1942 vs. Cleveland Cathedral Latin, 38-0
500th Win: 1971 vs. Alliance, won 36-6
750th Win: 2002 vs. Akron Garfield, 60-0

1st Game vs. Canton McKinley: 1894, lost 16-6
1st Win vs. Canton McKinley: 1908, won 12-6
100th Game vs. Canton McKinley: 1994, won 42-41 in overtime
Current Record vs. Canton McKinley: 76-53-5

First Night Game: October 3, 1930 vs. Conneaut
First Live Tiger at a Massillon Game: 1970
First Live Massillon-McKinley Television Broadcast: 1955

Historical Data – Players and Coaches

Collegiate All-Americans: 19
Professional Players: 41
Professional Head Coaches / General Managers: 5 / 1

Quarterback Dave Sheegog for No. 1 Massillon scores the winning touchdown in the 1964 game vs. undefeated No. 2 Canton McKinley, securing the state title.