McKinley High School Boys Basketball
2323 17th St NW
Canton, OH 44708
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Rick is a 1980 graduate of Cleveland Central Catholic and is a member of that schools' Football and Track Hall of Fame.

Coach Hairston is:
•A 1985 graduate of Mount Union College, Bachelor of Arts
•4-yrs letterman Football and Track at Mount Union College:
•Member of Mount Union College M-Club Hall Of Fame
•Member of the 1983 Div III National Championship 400 meter relay team and also National runner-up in the 100 and 200 meters.
•7 time Division III track all-American
•2 time All Ohio Athletic Conference Wide receiver
•1983 AP Division III ALL American Wide receiver

Rick has been a high hchool teacher and coach in Alliance and Canton City Schools, and is in his 31st year of teaching.

Rick was head hoach for Canton McKinley's 1997 boys Track Div I State Champ, and also his teams won 5 District track championships and 1 Regional track championship.

Coach Hariston was head basketball coach at Canton Timken from 2000 to 2015. His honors and achievements include:

•2008 AP Boys Division I Coach of the Year
•7 Principals Athletic Conference league titles
•6 times Principals Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
•Twice Canton Division I District Champion: 2008 &2012
•Regional runner up 2008
•District 4 Coaches Association Coach of the Year 2008, 2011, & 2015

Coach Hariston and wife Patricia have 4 children: Tonika, Vanessa, Mikayla, and Rick Jr.


Frank McLeod returns to McKinley this season as running backs coach. Coach McLeod is a Canton McKinley grad. From there he moved on to Youngstown State University earning a degree in criminal justice and social work.

Coach McLeod previously served as the head coach at Crenshaw Middle School.

Frank and his wife reside in Plain Township. He has 2 children: Felipe (10) and Frank II (1).