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Parkview's Hardin resigns as wrestling coach

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Parkview wrestling coach Chris Hardin announced his resignation on Monday after leading the Panthers for two seasons.

Hardin, who recently had a daughter with his wife Brandy, wanted to spend more time with his family. They are expecting to move to Orlando, Fla., later this year to be closer to his wife’s family.

“It was a tough decision,” Hardin said. “It came down to me and my wife, who had a daughter in December, which was in the middle of wrestling season and I haven’t been involved at all. I know coaches that have lost marriages and I didn’t want to be one of those guys.”

Hardin led Effingham County to the Class AAAA traditional state champion in 2009, prior to taking the Parkview job. In his two years at the Lilburn school, Hardin was 62-19 in duals. He led the Panthers to two Gwinnett County championships, two Area 8-AAAAA titles and 10th and 15th-place finishes at the Class AAAAA traditional state meet.