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Walnut Hills assistant AD Josh Hardin named to CPS athletics manager position

Posted: 10:14 AM, Aug 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-05 18:39:11Z

CINCINNATI -- Walnut Hills assistant athletic director Josh Hardin told WCPO.com Friday he has been promoted to athletics manager for Cincinnati Public Schools.

Hardin, a 2000 Walnut Hills graduate, was an assistant athletic director for four years under the direction of athletic director Tom Donnelly. Hardin takes over the CPS position that Dave Dierker held for 18 years before his retirement this summer.

“I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given at Walnut Hills and thank Tom Donnelly and Jeff Brokamp for bringing me on board,” Hardin said. “I want to thank all the athletes, coaches, parents, faculty and staff at Walnut for making these last four years a great personal and professional experience for me and my family.”

Hardin will be in charge of 13 high school athletic departments in the district including programs in four conferences -- the Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference, Miami Valley Conference, Ohio Valley Athletic League and Eastern Cincinnati Conference.

Hardin played basketball at Walnut Hills and was a college basketball player at University of Missouri-St. Louis on a scholarship.

CPS has 55 schools and 34,000 students in the district.

“I look forward to getting into the elementary schools,” Hardin said. “I am excited.”

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