Georgia Tech assistant basketball coach Tavares Hardy is leaving the university after spending two seasons with the Yellow Jackets.
The University of Loyola (Maryland) has found their new head coach in Georgia Tech basketball assistant coach Tavares Hardy.
The Greyhounds, a member of the Patriot League went 9-22 this season and finished second to last in the conference. The only team worse in the Patriot League was American who went 6-24 this season. The Greyhounds haven’t finished a season with a winning record since the 2012-13 season. They’ve only appeared in two NCAA Tournaments, the 2011-12 tournament being their last time dancing.
Hardy joined the Jackets coaching staff in May of 2016 about a month after the Jackets hired Josh Pastner. During Hardy’s time at Tech, he was a huge part of the Jackets recruiting efforts according to his Georgia Tech profile. Two players that he had a huge part in recruiting was freshman point guard Jose Alvarado and in-coming four-star prospect Michael Devoe.
Prior to his time with the Yellow Jackets, Hardy spent time at alma mater of Northwestern and Georgetown. His only head coaching experience according to his profile is that of an AAU U-16 team.
For Georgia Tech, Hardy’s departure means the loss of a great recruiter which will leave an unforeseen impact. In the mean time, Josh Pastner will begin his search of finding a new assistant. The new assistant will need to be a strong recruiter as the Jackets cannot afford to miss a beat on the recruiting trail during this rebuild.
Yellow Jacked Up wishes Coach Hardy the best of luck at Loyola!