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In this Oct. 24, 2012 photo, Summerville High School coach John McKissick coaches his team during practice in Summerville, S.C. McKissick is on the verge of his latest milestone in a career full of them, a game away from his 600th football win. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

South Carolina high school football coach John McKissick

With 613 career wins under his belt, the coach of a small-town South Carolina high school football team has blazed a victory trail unmatched at any level of the American sport.

The record of John McKissick, 87, easily beats that of Florida State University's Bobby Bowden, who with 377 victories is the coach with the most wins at a major college football program. Coach Don Shula leads the National Football League with 347 career wins. (Reuters)