Hardin came to Tennessee State in the fall of 2017, serving as an assistant equipment manager. Hardin was promoted to head equipment manager during the summer of 2018.
Hardin came to TSU after internships with Georgia State (2016-17) and Lafayette College (2015-16). At GSU, Hardin primarily worked with football and assisted with the Panthers Olympic sports. He worked exclusively with the football program while at LC.
Hardin has worked with USA Football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Atlanta Falcons. He worked on two occasions with USA Football, including a stint with the program for the International Bowl at the beginning of 2018. Hardin spent two years as a training camp intern for the Buccanneers in 2014 and 2015, before serving in the same capacity for the Falcons during their Super Bowl appearance season of 2016.
Hardin served as a student equipment manager at UAB from 2011-14. He graduated from UAB in 2015 with a B.A. in Foreign Languages and Cultures.