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Coach George Hardison has been coaching at the collegiate level for close to ten years, spending the last six as a head coach at the helm of a successful program. With an overall college head coaching record of 79 - 49, he will be returning to his current position in the fall of 2019. The program has won back-to-back regional championships, made back-to-back national tournament appearances, had several All-New England Region and All-New England Tournament selections, two All-American selections and Coach Hardison was named Coach of the Year in 2015, 2018 and 2019.
Prior to this, he was an assistant coach at the Community College of Rhode Island for the 2011-2013 seasons. During the 2011-2012 season, CCRI compiled a record of 19-12 with a Region XXI NJCAA Championship, and also won the Super Regional XV/XXI NJCAA Championship. In 2012-2013, CCRI was 25-7, won the Region XXI NJCAA Championship, were named the District N NJCAA Champions, and made an appearance in the Division II NJCAA National Tournament in East Peoria, IL.
Coach Hardison has been coaching in Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island for the past 17 years, with a strong background in camp and clinic work, recruiting, and player development. He has also spent several years coaching in the Eastern Connecticut Conference (ECC) and the Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL). He has coached at Wheeler, Stonington, Westerly, and New London High Schools over several seasons, with many postseason conference and state tournament appearances.
Coach Hardison is the founder and co-director of The Hoop Academy Basketball Camp, which has been in operation since 1999. The Hoop Academy has camps and clinics throughout Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island year round.
Coach Colleen Hardison will be coaching the Grade 4/5 Breakers West Team, and has quite a bit of experience in coaching and in recruiting at the college level. In 2016-2017, she was an assistant coach at UConn-Avery Point, mainly dealing with recruiting and operations for the program. Prior to this, she was the Head Coach at East Lyme High School where the team did much better than anyone could have anticipated, going 10-13 with appearances in both the ECC and CIAC Tournaments. Coach Hardison coached at East Lyme from 2013-2016, and during her time there the program saw success.
In 2012-2013, Coach Hardison was the Women's Assistant Coach at the Coast Guard Academy, and in 2011-2012 she was the Women’s Assistant Coach at Rhode Island College, and was deeply involved in recruiting and player development during her time at both schools. During her time at RIC, the program saw it’s first Little East Conference Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Coach Hardison was Head Coach with the Connecticut Storm AAU Girls' Basketball club from 2009- 2015, and was 3 year Assistant Coach for the CT Starters who won the 14U National Championship in 2008. She has been a director of the Hoop Academy Basketball Camp since 2009. As a player, she competed at Southern Connecticut State University (Conference Champions) and Western Connecticut State University (Team Captain). In high school she was a 1000-point scorer, MVP, achieved All-State Honors and was an All-American Nominee.
Coach Hardison teaches History at the Marine Science Magnet School in Groton, CT, and was recently named the Assistant Principal at the school.