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Tavaras Hardy resigns after six seasons at Loyola (MD)

Tavaras Hardy has been fired after six seasons as the head men’s basketball coach at Loyola (MD), the school announced Friday. Hardy finishes his tenure with a 66-110 overall record, including a 7-25 mark in 2023-24.

“After much thought and deliberation, I have decided it is best that I step down as head men’s basketball coach at Loyola Maryland to pursue other professional opportunities,” Hardy said. “I am incredibly grateful to Donna and university leadership for giving me a chance to be a first-time head coach at a great academic institution. I am proud of many of the things we accomplished and appreciative of the players, families, coaches, staff and supporters that I have had the pleasure of working with over the past six years in Baltimore.”

Hardy was hired in 2018 after spending time as an assistant at Georgia Tech (2016-18), Georgetown (2013-16) and alma mater Northwestern (2006-13). He was never able to turn a corner with the Greyhounds, never finishing a season above .500 overall or in Patriot League play.

“Tavaras has been passionate about the well-being and success of not just our men’s basketball student-athletes, but the entire Loyola community since he came to our university,” said AD Donna M. Woodruff. “We are grateful to him for his dedication to our men’s basketball program and everyone connected to it for the last six years. We wish Tavaras and his family all the best moving forward.”

Loyola has been to the NCAA Tournament twice, most recently in 2012, and is yet to win a regular season conference title.


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