VP of Player and Tour Personnel | 6'3"

Barry Hardy

Hometown | Inkster, MI

Brigham Young University-Hawaii


You don’t get the nickname “High Rise” for nothing, as Coach Hardy’s 48-inch vertical leap made him one of the greatest dunkers in basketball history, not just with the Globetrotters. As a 3-time NAIA Slam Dunk Champion, Coach’s hops continue to be legendary. Those hops helped him lead his Brigham Young University-Hawaii team to the NAIA Final Four in his junior year. Coach Hardy is a great example of how the Globetrotters are a lifelong commitment and family, as Coach has served in various positions with the team for almost 30 years, including being an Ambassador of Goodwill and working…
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Career Highlights and Awards

3-time NAIA Slam Dunk Champion (1990-1993)

NAIA Final Four (1991-1992)

Career History

Brigham Young University-Hawaii 1989 – 1993

Harlem Globetrotter player 1993 – 1999, 2006

Harlem Globetrotter coach 2012 – Present



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