Ashley Hardee has tons of NCAA experience and understands the recruiting process.
Hardee spent 4 years with the UAB Blazers' after serving as the head coach at the University of North Dakota for five seasons. During his time, he led UND to four seasons with over 22 wins, three regular season champion titles and three tournament championships. He has an overall record or 110-44 as a Division I head coach.
In his first two seasons with UND, Hardee was named Great West Conference Coach of the Year after leading his team to GWC regular season and tournament championships in 2009 and 2010. The team finished 22-6 (11-1 GWC) and 25-5 (12-0 GWC), respectively.
He saw similar results in 2011, guiding the team to its third consecutive GWC tournament championship and finishing 26-5 overall, 8-2 in conference play.
Prior to North Dakota, Hardee was an assistant coach for eight seasons at New Mexico State University under Mike Jordan. The team saw much success during those years, making five NCAA tournament appearances and three conference championships.
He helped guide New Mexico State to three 30-win seasons and recruited three All-American players. Hardee's responsibility as an assistant included recruiting coordinator, court coaching and training, scouting opponents, coordinating summer camps, academic coordinator and Compliance with NCAA rules.
During his time at New Mexico State, he also served as head coach of the Diamondback Volleyball Club. He led that team to qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals in 2004 and 2005.
His other coaching experience includes four years as USA Volleyball Sun Country Region head coach and two years as head volleyball coach at J. H. Rose High School in Greenville, N.C.
Hardee earned his Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance from East Carolina in 2000. Resides in Alabaster, Ala. With his wife, Dori, and two sons, Noah and Dylan.
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