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Al Hairston
Coach & Administrator, Kent-Meridian, Rainier Beach, Garfield High School, O'Dea and Seattle Schools


Alan "Al" Hairston has been a tremendous coach, mentor, and advocate for high school basketball in the state of Washington. As an athlete, Hairston started his basketball career in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to become a star basketball athlete at Bowling Green State University, and then an NBA player for the Seattle Supersonics from 1968-1970.

Al coached basketball at Kent-Meridian High School, Rainier Beach High School, Garfield High School, and O’Dea High School. He is best known for his 12-year coaching stint at Garfield High School where he won his first state championship in 1980. He and the Bulldog Boys basketball team won four more WIAA State titles in 1983, 1986, 1987 and 1991.

He was the Head Coach at Seattle University for 9 years from 1990-1999 and was the Assistant Coach at University of Washington where he helped lead the Husky basketball team to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA National Championship.

In 2006, Al was inducted into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. Hairston served as the Seattle School District Athletic Director for 6 years from 2009-2015 when he retired. Hairston served as the WIAA 3A State Basketball Tournament Manager from 2007-08 and as the 3A/4A State Tournament Manager from 2015-2018.



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