Fairdale High School
The Hardin family name is synonymous with Fairdale and Kentucky high school basketball. Stan Hardin’s dad Harry Hardin was an all-state player and coached Fairdale to its first regional championship in 1942, so it was a surprise to no one when Stan became the coach at Fairdale in 1977. His successful tenure at Fairdale included 3 regional championships in the always tough 6th region. The Fairdale Bulldogs under his leadership captured back to back state championships in 1990 and 1991. He was named Coach of the Year in 1990 and coached the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Series that same year.