Program Overview

Massillon Washington High School

School Name: Massillon Washington High School
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

Head Coach / Athletic Director: Nate Moore (71-20)
Assistant Athletic Director: Brian Pachis
Athletic Secretary: Nancy Budner
Ticket OfficeMichelle 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 (2022)

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)
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

Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

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: 11-3 (Regional Runner-up)

The following data is current as of the 2021 season

Years Playing Football: 126 (1891 to 2021)
Overall Record: 920-297-36 (.749); most wins in Ohio
USA’s Ten Winningest Programs: 3rd most wins

National Championships: 9
State Championships24 (12 by popular acclaim; 12 by Associated Press; last title in 1970)

Undefeated Regular Seasons without Ties: 23
Undefeated Regular Seasons with Ties: 4
Most Wins in a Season: 14 (2018 and 2019)

Longest Winning Streak: 38 Games (1937-41)
Longest Unbeaten Streak: 52 Games (1937-42)
Record at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium: 501-87-6 (.848)
Longest Home Winning Streak: 40 (1949-55)

Collegiate All-Americans: 19
Professional Players: 40
Professional Head Coaches / General Managers: 5 / 1

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: 74-53-5

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