digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

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, and part of the Canton City School District. It is one of the oldest high schools in Ohio, and was once one of Ohio's largest. The original McKinley building on Market Avenue North was opened on March 27, 1918. The students of Central High School and North High School were moved to the new building. The school was named for President William McKInley (whose home was across the street from McKinley High School) and his sister, Anna McKinley, who taught in the Canton Public Schools for 30 years. When it opened, it was the only high school in Canton. By 1943, it was one of four high schools, as enrollment in the city schools dictated Lehman High School, Lincoln High School, and Timken Vocational High School be opened. As the city of Canton's population declined, so did city school enrollment. In the spring of 1976, the Canton City Schools closed all four high schools in the city. Lehman and Lincoln reverted to junior high schools, and Timken Senior High School and McKinley Senior High School were their replacements. McKInley Senior opened in a new building on the site of Fawcett Stadium. In February 2015, the Canton City School board approved closing Timken as a traditional four-year high school, thus making McKinley the city's only high school for the first time since Lehman became a high school in 1937. McKinley High School's enrollment peaked in the 1935 - 1936 school year with 4,000 students attending.[1]

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 (soon to be Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium when renovations are complete), 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 #10 all-time in the nation in wins, with 1813(as of March 31, 2014). They are also #1 in the nation all-time in winning seasons with 102,entering the 2014–2015 season, and #1 all-time in the nation in winning percentage among teams with 1500+ victories, at .726.

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]

Merger with Timken High School[edit]

On February 25, 2015, Canton City Schools approved the merger of McKinley High School and Timken High School, giving Canton a single high school for the first time since 1937. Freshmen of the merged schools will attend the Freshmen Academy located at the current Timken High School, while grades 10–12 attend the senior high school located at the current McKinley building. The remaining high school will retain the McKinley name, mascot, and colors.[8]

Notable alumni[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ccsdistrict.org/pages/CantonCitySD/CCS_District/737189850818678660
  2. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ OHSSCA. "Ohio High School Swim Coaches' Association-Boys Swimming State Champions". Retrieved March 8, 2007. [dead link]
  4. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball AAA". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  5. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Basketball D1". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b c d OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved December 31, 2006. 
  7. ^ Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  8. ^ "School Board Unanimously Approves "One Community, One School"". Canton City School District. Retrieved 2015-02-26. 

External links[edit]

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


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canton_McKinley_High_School — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
12416 videos foundNext > 

1987 Ohio High School Football - Canton McKinley @ Cleveland Saint Joseph

Ohio #1 Saint Joes beats Canton McKinley on a rainy evening 6-0. St. Joes only touchdown was a short run by Scott Zele. St. Joe's lineup featured 20 players ...

ZIPPO 1971 CANTON McKINLEY BULLDOGS HIGH SCHOOL

Canton McKinley vs. Hoover Ohio High School Football Highlights on iBN Sports 9-21-12

Canton McKinley vs. Hoover Ohio High School Football Highlights on iBN Sports 9-21-12 Subscribe to iBN http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=ib...

McKinley Timken

McKinley high school and Timken high school get together at the annual mlk program in canton oh.

Romero Harris - Canton McKinley High School Baseball Highlights 2014

Baseball highlights video I made from my 2014 senior year at Canton McKinley High School. Email me at romero.harris@yahoo.com.

McKinley High School

Canton McKinley High School A Capella Choir and Singers Combined.

McKinley High School Choir at Canton's Light Up Downtown

Canton's annual Light Up Downtown. CantonRep.com | Your Online Source for News in Stark County from Canton, Ohio.

Mckinley Senior High School Canton Ohio March 21, 1985

2012 Tyler Foster - Canton McKinley - Sr yr - QB 4 Football

2012 Tyler Foster - Canton McKinley - Sr yr - QB 4 Ohio High School Football.

Coffman Rocks vs Canton McKinley promo

Dublin Coffman's football promo for Neon out against Canton McKinley.

12416 videos foundNext > 

217 news items

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:03:00 -0800

The State Tournament Director and current Canton McKinley high school swim coach Sam Seiple is the constant behind the scenes at every state meet. After swimming at the first OHSAA Championships held at C.T. Branin Natatorium, Seiple now runs the ...

Akron Beacon Journal (blog)

Akron Beacon Journal (blog)
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:37:44 -0800

Canton McKinley High School product Josh McDaniels, the New England Patriots' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, was among those who interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons' coaching vacancy, but the job went to Seattle Seahawks defensive ...
 
Hudson Hub-Times
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:03:45 -0800

But to say Lady Explorers diving coach Dan Miller enjoys coaching his star pupil simply because of her plethora of skills doesn't understand the big picture. "She's awesome," Miller said. "Anybody who has a daughter wants her to grow up to be like Abby.
 
Hudson Hub-Times
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:33:45 -0800

When it comes to the Hudson boys swimming and diving team, it seems like the subject of greatest team ever has been brought up multiple times over the years. For now at least, it looks like we have a winner. The Explorers had their highest finish ever ...

Mansfield News Journal

Mansfield News Journal
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:25:46 -0800

She'll be competing in both the 50 and 100 free when the Division II state meet kicks off at 5 p.m. Thursday in the C.T. Branin Natatorium at Canton McKinley High School. Reynolds is believed to be the first girl from Mansfield Christian to make it to ...
 
Hudson Hub-Times
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:07:30 -0800

The Lady Explorers finished seventh out of 55 teams with 106 points at the Division I state meet Feb. 28 at Canton McKinley High School's C.T. Branin Natatorium. Upper Arlington won its 10th state title with 285 points. Cincinnati St. Ursula placed ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:56:15 -0800

Northeast Ohio Media Group photographer John Kuntz was at Canton McKinley High School's natatorium for boys' Division II diving championships. You can follow the links to see the complete galleries from these events. And visit The Plain Dealer photo ...

cleveland.com

cleveland.com
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:52:41 -0800

West Geauga's Kamryn Goodrick twists back on a dive in the third round during the girl's division II one meter diving state championships, February 25, 2015, at Canton McKinley High School's natatorium. (John Kuntz / Northeast Ohio Media Group).
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight