RPH Sports: Coaches Corner

Thursday, May 17
Bullis Girls Basketball Coach - Rod Hairston

New Girls’ Basketball Coach Named

Rod Hairston to Bring Record of Success to Bullis


(Potomac, MD, March 16, 2012) – Bullis School is pleased to announce the appointment of Rod

Hairston as the new head coach of the school’s girls’ varsity and junior varsity basketball programs.


He takes the place of Kira Orr, former head coach who recently stepped down to focus on her

academic  and administrative duties as dean of the Bullis Middle School. “Kira had tremendous success with the basketball program, as evidenced by this season’s tremendous 20-7 record,” said Michael Reidy, assistant head of school. “She leaves big shoes to fill in the athletic program, but we are confident that Rod’s success demonstrates that he is up for the job.”


Hairston is the first coach in Maryland history to win five consecutive state 4A titles (2005-2009), which he accomplished while head coach of Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.


He also led Bishop McNamara’s team to a first place WCAC regular season finish in 2010. Most recently, Hairston served as interim emergency head coach the at Northwestern High School and was an assistant coach on the 2011 Wise High School State finalist team. He has also coached AAU girls’ basketball teams for over 10 years, lead girls' basketball summer programs for the state and county's park and planning offices, Five Star Basketball Camps and has received numerous awards for his coaching accomplishments including being named the Washington Post Coach of the Year in 2006.


Rod graduated from Bowie State University with a BA in communications journalism and was a scholarship athlete playing on the men's basketball team.