Canton McKinley High School

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Old McKinley High School building at Canton McKinley High School

Canton McKinley Senior High School is a public high school in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. It is one of the largest and oldest high schools in Ohio.

Athletics[edit]

Canton McKinley competes in the Federal League, one of the oldest athletic conferences in Ohio.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Football[edit]

Canton McKinley is 7th in the nation in football wins all-time, with 739 as of March 2006, Massillon is 3rd. McKinley is also second in Ohio in win total, again behind Massillon.

Prior to the start of the current playoff format in Ohio high school football, McKinley had won seven AP poll titles. Since the playoff format began, McKinley has won three State Titles, in 1981, 1997, and 1998. They have been State Runner-Up three times in 1977, 1985, and 2004.

The rivalry[edit]

McKinley-Massillon is the 13th most played rivalry in the nation, with 119 meetings between the schools. The rivalry is also tied for the nation's 14th oldest, dating back to 1894 and was profiled in the November 14, 1994 issue of Sports Illustrated.

The venue[edit]

McKinley plays at Fawcett Stadium, which seats over 22,500 fans. Fawcett is also home to the NFL's annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game (The Hall is in Canton)

Famous Bulldogs[edit]

Famous Bulldogs include Percy Snow, Kenny Peterson, Marion Motley, Wayne Fontes, Ray Ellis, Jamar Martin, the late Pro Bowl linebacker John Grimsley, Mike Doss, Reggie Corner, Joe Morgan and Josh McDaniels (Former New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach, former Denver Broncos Head Coach). Famous former coaches include Don Nehlen (West Virginia) and Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse), Eric Snow (Former Cleveland Cavaliers Point Guard.)

Basketball[edit]

McKinley is #5 all-time in the nation in wins, with 1755(as of January 24, 2010). They are also #1 in the nation all-time in winning seasons with 99,entering the 2009–2010 season, and #1 all-time in the nation in winning percentage among teams with 1500+ victories, at .768.

McKinley is also #1 in Ohio in wins all-time. They have won State Championships in 1983–84, 2004–05, and 2005–2006. They have been State Runners-Up eight times, and hold Ohio records for most appearances in the Championship game (11), Final Four appearances (23), and Sweet Sixteen appearances (48).


Famous Bulldogs[edit]

McKinley has had several players move on to the NBA, including Nick Weatherspoon, Phil Hubbard, Gary Grant, Eric Snow, Michael Hawkins, and Keith McLeod. With Nick Weatherspoon playing in the NBA from 1973 to 1980, Phil Hubbard from 1980 to 1989, Gary Grant from 1989 to 2001, Eric Snow from 1996 to 2008, Michael Hawkins from 1997 to 2001, and Keith McCleod from 2004 to present, McKinley has had a graduate in the NBA continuously since 1973, which is believed to be a record.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  2. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Swimming State Champions". Retrieved March 8, 2007. [dead link]
  3. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D1". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved December 31, 2006. 
  6. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°49′07″N 81°23′54″W / 40.81861°N 81.39833°W / 40.81861; -81.39833