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Hardy ’06 named Utah Jazz head coach

Youngest head coach in NBA at 34.
Utah Jazz Press Release

St. Christopher's alum Will Hardy '06 was named head coach of the NBA's Utah Jazz on Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

Hardy has been in the NBA since 2010, starting as a video intern with the San Antonio Spurs. He was promoted to the Spurs coaching staff for the 2015-16 season, before moving on to become the lead assistant for the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics this past season.

"We want a team that's tough and competes every single night," Hardy said in an interview with Jazz media. "There's always room to improve, whether that's individually or as a team, and always trying to find those avenues where we can continue to improve is huge."

Hardy was a star basketball player at St. Christopher's before playing for four years at Williams College. The Ephs reached two Division III tourneys during his career, going 80-31 overall.

Hardy is believed to be only the third Richmond-area native to become a head coach of a major U.S. professional sports team, joining Bobby Ross (NFL) and Johnny Oates (MLB).