Harringtons complete OBCA trifecta
There is something special about any state-wide honor coaches receive, however, for Kevin Harrington, making the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame was the pinnacle for the Altus native who spent 25 years making MacArthur a power in boys basketball.
Just think about this honor, Harrington was inducted in a vote of the hall committee despite the fact he’s now coaching in Texas, not Oklahoma.
What he did to make the Highlanders contenders about every season was something voters just couldn’t overlook and that was what was highlighted last Saturday when he was inducted along with four others.
“We had really good players; good kids who were willing to work hard and play hard,” Harrington said. “I really enjoyed my years at Mac. Once we got the program established, when everyone knew what to expect, we had guys who would step up and provide the type of leadership you need to be consistent.”
And while other teams seemed to always find the height to be a dominate power in the paint, the Highlanders had to do things a little differently.
“Our trap and transition style of play is what made us a good team,” he said. “Our goal was to make the other team uncomfortable.”