Coach Aaron Hardaway is in his third season at Macomb after spending three years as assistant coach at University of Michigan-Dearborn, in which his duties ranged from player recruitment to on-court coaching responsibilities.
Hardaway started his coaching career as an assistant to Coach Henry Washington at Southeastern High School in 1990, where he helped current Assistant Coach Terrance Walker and former Assistant Coach Aaron Williams.
Hardaway followed Coach Washington to Macomb in 1993 and remained his assistant until 2004, when he accepted an offer to coach at University of Michigan-Dearborn, a four year NAIA school.
Hardaway played high school basketball under PSL Hall of Fame Coach Ernest Scott, at Southeastern High School. Hardaway earned All-City and All-State honors following his senior year performance on the court. He went on to play two years at St Mary's College in Orchard Lake, before finishing his career at Oklahoma Christian College in Edmond, Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications.
While at Oklahoma Christian, Hardaway's team accumulated a record of 58-13 and was ranked #2 in the Nation in 1982, with an overall record of 33-3. The team was also undefeated in conference play and eventually played in the NAIA Tournament.
Hardaway was an All-League player his senior year and was named Defensive Player of the Year on his team in 1982 and had three teammates drafted by the NBA in 1983, which no other NAIA school has ever achieved
Hardaway is happily married to his wife, Trina, and is employed by the Detroit Medical Center as the Recipient Rights Officer in Psychiatry at Sinai/Grace Hospital.