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Hardin takes over at Providence

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For the 2nd time in school history, a Hardin will be the head coach of the football team at Providence High School. 

Justin Hardin was announced as the new head coach today and will take over for Randy Long.  Justin's father, Bruce Hardin, was the head coach at Providence from 2001-2004.

Justin comes to Providence after 2 seasons as offensive coordinator at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.  During his 2 years, the Stallions averaged 32 points per game each year and they won the 3A State Title back in 2011.

This is Justin's 2nd stint as a head coach.  He was at Weddington in 2009 and 2010 and compiled a record of 14-11.  He also made the playoffs both seasons.  In 2010, he was named the Southern Carolina Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Warriors to a 9-4 record including winning the school's first ever playoff game in football.

WBTV Sports talked to Justin today and while it was tough leaving South Pointe, he feels he has landed in a great spot at Providence.

It has been a busy offseason for the Hardins as Justin's brother Blair Hardin left Porter Ridge High School for Freedom High School after guiding the Pirates to back to back 4A state title games. 


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