James Hardy enters his eighth year with the University of Colorado and sixth as the Director of Basketball Strength and Conditioning with the men's basketball program. Hardy is also the strength and conditioning director for the women’s lacrosse team.
“James continues to grow and develop,” CU head coach Tad Boyle said. “Being a young strength coach relatively new to basketball, I’ve really seen him grow with his passion and dedication to our players.
“The thing I love about James, he takes ownership and what he does in our program. One of the things being a head coach, it’s gratifying to see those around you continue to develop and get better every year, not only players, but your assistant coaches and in James’ case, our strength coach.”
Hardy came to the Buffs after spending two years at Auburn University as a graduate assistant in the Tiger's strength and conditioning department. He earned his master's degree in biomechanics from AU in 2006.
His certifications include CSCS and CSCCA.
Hardy was the assistant strength coach at Christopher Newport University (Va.) from 2004-2005 and earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from CNU in 2003.
Born on December 5, 1981 in Danville, Va., Hardy graduated from Lafayette High School in 2000, lettering in soccer.