Paul E. Brown Museum
Seventy-five years ago, when football’s greatest innovator, Paul Brown, took the helm of the Massillon (Ohio) Washington High School football team, the face of football changed forever. Fittingly, the legendary coach and his ideals will be memorialized by the new Paul E. Brown Museum in Massillon.
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Harris Day Architects have completed the museum’s conceptual design and organizers are now kicking off the fundraising campaign.
Paul E. Brown Museum, Front Gate ViewPaul Brown turned football coaching into a science. He invented the facemask and the playbook. He was the first coach to call plays from the sidelines and the inventor of the draw play. He created the concept of sports booster clubs. He first used practice and game films, classroom techniques, the forty-yard dash, and IQ tests as coaching tools. Brown helped to permanently integrate professional sports by signing African Americans Bill Willis and Marion Motley to the Cleveland Browns a year before Jackie Robinson stepped onto a major league baseball field.