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High school basketball: Rick Harris steps down as Putnam City North boys coach

by Scott Wright Published: May 20, 2014

With a daughter almost finished with college, and a son going in, Rick Harris decided it was time to step away from coaching and watch his kids play.

The Putnam City North boys basketball coach informed the school that he would step down from his position, though he plans to stay at the school and continue coaching boys golf.

“My daughter is playing softball in South Carolina and my son is going to be playing basketball in Missouri,” Harris said. “I want to be able to see them play ball.

“It was a tough call, but it was the right thing for me to do.”

Harris had been the Panthers’ head coach since 2008.

The boys basketball vacancy makes for the fourth coaching change in a prominent sport at PC North this school year. The school had to fill its football coaching position, and now has openings in baseball, and boys and girls basketball.

by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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