Radford men’s basketball head coach Mike Jones announced the addition of Junard Hartley as Director of Basketball Operations Friday morning.
In his new role, Hartley will oversee the daily operations of the men’s basketball program, including the logistics of budget, game-day management, coordination of managers’ duties, team travel arrangements and equipment coordination.
“I first met Junard when he was a high school player in Atlanta and I was an assistant at the University of Georgia,” Jones recalled. “He has always impressed me with his maturity and seriousness about getting the job done. Junard is the type of person that leaves a positive impression on everyone he encounters, and he shows a respect and humility that has served him well over the years.”
Prior to arriving in the New River Valley, Hartley was the assistant coach at Westlake High School in Atlanta, Ga. His primary duties were player development and defensive strategy.
“I am extremely excited about this new opportunity at Radford University,” Hartley expressed. “I am very thankful to Coach Jones, Mr. Lineburg and Dr. Hemphill for allowing me the chance to join the Highlander family. Also, I am looking forward to being a part of the future success of our men’s basketball program.”
A native of Atlanta, Hartley served as a graduate assistant for Georgia State from 2012-14. He coordinated all camps, created weekly practice and academic schedules for players, orchestrated player individual workouts, delegated duties for student team managers and assisted with the director of basketball operations.
As a student-athlete, Hartley was a four-year standout at point guard for Campbell when the Camels competed in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The 2010 A-Sun Defensive Player of the Year, Hartley was a Bob Cousy Award nominee, which is given to the best point guard in the nation.
“Having played at Campbell uniquely prepares Junard to help our players during their time here,” Jones added. “He understands exactly what they are going through and will be a tremendous mentor and asset to them.”
Hartley earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Campbell University in 2011 and a M.S. in Sports Administration from Georgia State University in 2014.