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2019 Coaching Staff

Darien Hardaway

Assistant Coach

Darien is a 2009 graduate of Tucker High School, in Tucker, GA After his high school career was over, he decided to play baseball at Division 1 Alcorn State University, in Lorman MS. He was redshirted his first season and returned the following year to become a major contributor in the school winning the Southwestern Atlantic Conference Championship. In 2011, he transferred to Division II Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, NC, where he continued his college career. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon in 2011, he return in the 2012- 2013 season and achieved success. During that season he earned Second- Team All-Conference award. Darien graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. In May 2015 he signed a contract to play Independent baseball for the Garden City Wind, in Garden City, KS.

In 2015 he started working for D-BAT Baseball and Softball Academy where instructed all ages mainly one-on-one lessons and instructing baseball camps. In the fall of 2016, he became Head JV baseball and assistant varsity coach for Pinecrest Academy. JV went 9-4 with finishing the previous year winless, and Varsity participated in GA state playoffs for the first time in school history. In the summer of 2017, he became the Head coach for a prolific summer program Team Rawlings, with the 16U Stars. Being mentored by Academy Manager/Owner Todd Green who was a catcher in the Major Leagues for 12 seasons. Darien is entering his second season as the St. Mary’s (OR) Crusaders Head Baseball coach.