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Ulysses Hardy coached the Eagles girls basketball team for two seasons, going 24-26.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
As much as coaches tend to move around, having two in one household doubles the odds that one or both will soon be a candidate for another job.
Such was the case with Ulysses and Felicia Hardy. Ulysses Hardy announced this week that he was leaving Auburn High School, where he’d been the girls basketball coach the past two seasons.
The move came at a convenient time for the family. Felicia Hardy’s contract as an assistant coach for Radford University’s women’s basketball team expires at the end of June. She and the rest of the assistant coaching staff were not renewed in the wake of the firing of then head coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba earlier this spring.
The Hardys are expecting their first child in September, so the new mother will take a year off from coaching before getting back into it, her husband said.
As for Ulysses Hardy, the Eagles were 24-26 overall, 7-13 in the Three Rivers District the past two seasons. This past season, Auburn went 14-12, 5-5 before falling one win short of qualifying for the Group A Division 1 tournament when it lost to Covington in the Region C semifinals.
Hardy leaves behind an Eagles team that retains three starters from this year’s team including Three Rivers District player of the year Brooke Bostwick. The other two are Meghan Epperly and Jessalyn Monday.
“That’s a good group,” he said.
He soon expects to hear about a couple of other high school coaching jobs he applied for in Maryland. They are at Havre De Grace and Bowie.
“Felicia’s family is from Maryland, so with the baby coming, we wanted to be somewhere where we have some family support,” he said.
He’ll take fond memories with him.
“I enjoyed my time at Auburn and wish the girls program much success in the future,” he said.
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