Kiff Harden

Kiff Hardin has been selected for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments as the head football coach and athletic director at Rowlett High School. Before he came to Rowlett High School in the year 2000, Hardin’s football team at Gatesville won a state championship. Since arriving in Garland, Hardin’s Rowlett teams have amassed over 100 wins. In the past 10 years, his teams have achieved a 63% victory record against other Garland Independent School District schools. His football program has over 200 students involved on five teams (2 freshmen, one sophomore, one junior varsity, and one varsity) and he has had six consecutive playoff appearances since 2005. Hardin’s Rowlett football teams have won two district championships and three bi-district titles. As athletic director, his boys’ teams have won two state track championships, two regional track titles, 15 district championships, and made 30 playoff appearances. . . 11 in baseball, 5 in basketball, 6 in track, and 8 in soccer. He also implemented a unique high school spring football program, a boot camp concept, which includes making decisions on long-term goals, teamwork, and goal setting. Coach Kiff Hardin and his wife, Brenda, are parents of two children, Brandi and Kyle. They also have two grandchildren, Taylor and Case.