Varsity Football · Big Red Alert! Its Rival Time – Remembering C. Brick Fowler

PH vs PHN Varsity Football At Memorial Stadium Tonight 7 p.m.

October 5, 2018

Tonights the night.  The game of games in the world of football where the Port Huron High Big Reds come face to face with crosstown rival Port Huron Northern Huskies for bragging rights of who will be bringing home the Brick Fowler Trophy.

BRICK FOWLER 1929-1939

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Cecil V. Fowler, better known to Port Huron residents and local sports fans as “Brick”, was a high school coach and athletic director at Port Huron High School starting in 1929. He was born in England and move to Michigan when he was eleven and graduated from Western Michigan University in 1926. He attended the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and the University of Wisconsin. He retired in June 1967 after teaching three years in St. Clair High School and thirty-eight years in Port Huron.

His first coaching job was in St. Clair, where he became head athletic coach of St. Clair High School in 1926. In 1928, his football squad won the state class “C” championship and his basketball team won 45 of 59 contests.

Mr. Fowler took over as head coach at PHHS in 1929. From 1929 to 1949, Mr. Fowler’s football teams had a 65-18 record. He had one undefeated grid squad in 1937 and won a state championship. His basketball teams won three district and eleven regional championships.

In 1940 Mr. Fowler became Athletic Director of PHHS. He gave up football coaching at that time, but remained as a basketball coach until 1946

The above article was taken from our Digital Museum out of the Modern Era Head Coach Football Bio Page.

(For More Information on Mr. Fowler ) visit pages 42 and 43 of the Centennial Year Book found on our PHHS History digital history pages.