Chad Hardin enters his third season as head women's soccer coach at Earlham College in 2018.
Hardin guided the Quakers to one of their most successful seasons in recent memory during the 2017 campaign. Earlham finished with a 7-10-1 overall record with a 3-5-1 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play - the Quakers' best overall record since the 2012 season as well as the most conference victories in the previous five seasons. First year Chloe Lamenzo was named the HCAC Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-HCAC selection after finishing the 2017 season second in the HCAC in points (29) and third in goals (12). She was joined on the All-HCAC First Team by Sari Stissi, who paced the HCAC with 142 total saves during 2017.
Lamenzo and Stissi were the program's first First Team All-HCAC selections since 2014, and marked the first time the Quakers had multiple First Team picks since the 2012 season.
Cherrah Barlay and Stissi earned Honorable Mention All-HCAC honors in 2016 under Hardin's leadership. Stissi led the conference in total saves and averaged eight saves per game.
Hardin has experience working at the collegiate level as he spent nine years working at Marian University in Indianapolis. From Sept., 2006 to Nov. 2009, Hardin served as the assistant women's soccer coach. The Knights achieved a 54-17-4 record during that time as well as winning consecutive conference championships in 2008 and 2009.
Hardin then moved into the head men's soccer role at Marian, a position, he held for five years. Hardin turned around a program that was 6-27-2 in the two years before taking over and turned the Knights into a winning program with a record of 43-42-5 in five seasons. Hardin also served as head men's and women's bowling coach for five years.
After Marian, Hardin arrived at Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis where he served as head boys' soccer coach from Nov., 2014 to Feb. of 2016. Hardin took a squad that had won just two games the season before he arrived and quadrupled their win total in one season. The Crusaders advanced to the sectional championship game that season.
Hardin graduated from Indiana University in 2000 with a degree in Kinesiology. He later earned his middle school and high school teaching license from Marian in 2003.
Hardin and his wife Amanda reside in Indianapolis.
*Last updated - July 16, 2018