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February 17, 2015 at 3:49 PM

Hall of Fame coach Al Hairston retires from O’Dea

O’Dea head boys basketball coach Al Hairston has retired, athletic director Monte Kohler announced Tuesday afternoon.

Hairston went 87-46 in five seasons with the Irish, leading O’Dea to three state tournament appearances and finishes of fourth (twice) and sixth place.

“O’Dea High School would like to thank Coach Hairston and his staff for their leadership and dedication to the O’Dea basketball program these past five years,” Kohler said in a statement. “We wish Coach Al Hairston the very best in retirement and Go Irish!”

The 69-year-old made a name for himself by guiding Garfield to five state titles from 1980-91, and later coached Kent-Meridian. He was inducted into the Washington Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2006.

Hairston also served as the head coach at Seattle University and as an assistant at the University of Washington.

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