Coker Names Hardwicke as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Coker College has named Jeff Hardwicke as its assistant men’s basketball coach, Dr. Lynn Griffin, vice president of athletics and athletic facilities, announced today. Jeff joins the Cobras after serving as a student assistant coach for the Coker men’s basketball program the past two years.

Prior to his time at Coker, Hardwicke served as the associate head coach for the Hartsville High School boy’s basketball team in 2013-14. He was also an assistant coach to current Coker head men’s basketball coach Aric Samuel at Hartsville High School, where he helped guide the Red Foxes to state titles in 2012 and 2013.

“Jeff has played and coached in our system and brings a vast amount of knowledge and loyalty to our program,” said head men’s basketball coach Aric Samuel. “His commitment and dedication makes him a valuable asset, and I look forward to seeing his impact on our program as he progresses into his new role as assistant coach.”

Jeff is a Hartsville, South Carolina native and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Coker College in business administration with a minor in sports management.

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