McNitt steps down as Clinton football coach

After winning six Tri-County Conference championships in 11 seasons and building a Hall of Fame career, Clinton football coach Scott McNitt is retiring.

McNitt has coached the Redskins for 33 years, the last 11 with Clinton being a member of the TCC. He won 209 games in all, making him the second-winningest coach in Lenawee County history.

“It was time,” McNitt said. “It’s been a great run. I’m proud of the body of work we have been able to put together.”

Besides coaching varsity football, McNitt spent four years coaching varsity boys basketball and eight years coaching varsity track. He’s also coached multiple middle school sports – including 25 years as a basketball coach.

“I’ve been involved in everything,” he said. “I’ve had an outstanding career here. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to work.”

Clinton won TCC titles in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. They won a TCC-record 30 straight games and have made the playoffs each of the past six years. Clinton played in the Division 6 state finals in 2013 and 2015. McNitt was part of the 2012 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame class.

“The program is in great shape,” McNitt said. “I feel good about leaving right now. The cupboard is full. There’s plenty to be excited about. Whoever the next coach is will be in for a treat.”

 

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