Barry Hardy

Known for his 48-inch vertical leap during his seven-year Globetrotter playing career, Barry “High Rise” Hardy is now in his ninth season as a coach.

Hardy played six seasons with the Globetrotters from 1993-1999, then returned to the team for the 2006 World Tour. Tremendous leaping ability and dunking prowess made him a fan favorite during his playing days. Hardy also worked three seasons as an advance Ambassador of Goodwill™ for the Globetrotters, as well as one year with the organization’s marketing department.

Hardy was a four-year letterman at Brigham Young University-Hawaii, where, as a three-time slam dunk champion, he earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top leapers. He helped lead the school to the NAIA Final Four and graduated with a degree in business management.

Coach Hardy enjoys fishing and spending time with his children when he’s away from the basketball court.

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Fun Facts

  20th Season with team

  Hometown: Inkster, MI

Brigham Young University-Hawaii