David Hiss (’63) – Football
In the fall of 1962, David Hiss led Dade County running backs in rushing. His success led to him being named first team all county, all-state, all catholic and all south – That all-South team included players from 12 states. David was just one of five players from Florida on the All South team.
After his senior season at Columbus, David was selected to play in the State of Florida North-South all-star game. He was selected the game’s Most valuable player.
David played three years of varsity football at Columbus and also participated in track and field. He was the school’s Athlete of the Year award winner in 1963.
He won a football scholarship to the University of Florida where he played three years.
After Florida, David spent three years in the United States military, including one year in Vietman.
After military service, David returned home and secured his college degree at the University of South Florida. He went on to teach and coach at the high school level for 33 years including 25 of those years as a football coach.
David met his wife Janet when they were fourth graders at Epiphany. They have been married now for 41 years. They have two children and two grandchildren.