•  Athletic Director/Head Football Coach

    Larry Haynes                                                                                                                                                               

     Education: Bachelor of Science Tyler Junior College  Lamar University (1980)  

     Coaching Experience: Coach Haynes will begin his 35th year in the coaching profession and his 24th as a Head Coach. He has a Head Coaching record of 151 wins and 93 losses, 5 District Championships, and 8 Area Finalists. He has also been "Coach of the Year" 10 times and was also chosen as a "NFL High School Coach of the Year Award Nominee" in 2003, the highest award a High School coach can receive. Coach Haynes has also had 7 teams qualify for the 7 on 7 State Championship.  

    Playing Experience: Lettered 2 years at Tyler Junior College and was Team Cpatain 2 years while lettering at Lamar University. Was 2 time "All Conference QB" and broke 17 school records while earning Honorable-Mention All-American NCAA FBS QB in 1979. Coach Haynes is also a proud graduate of the Hardin Hornet Class of 1976

     Note: This will be the 6th year serving as AD/Head Football Coach at Hardin High School. Coach Haynes has lead the Hornets to it's only 3 championships in 75 years. 2 Bi-District Championships (2007-08) and 1 District Championship as the QB of the 1974 team. Coach Haynes has won more games than any other coach in it's 75 year storied history. Also won a 7 on 7 State Championship, Hardin's only title in 2010. *See Records And Coach History


  • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers/Wide Receivers:

    Dylan Bethea

     Education: EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Bachelors in Business Administration, Management (2014) Masters of Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Leadership (2015)

     Coaching Experience: Coach Bethea will begin his first year in the coaching profession.

     Playing Experience: Lettered 4 years as a defensive back (Safety) at EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY and was a Team Captain his sophomore, junior, and senior year. Served as a football representative on the NCAA “Student Athlete Advisory Committee” for 2 years while at ETBU. Coach Bethea is a 2009 graduate of Dayton High School and a former Safety for the Bronco football team. Coach Bethea was also a regional qualifier in track, running all relays and the 400m sprint.


    Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line/Defensive Line:

    Steve Firmin

    Education: (Bachelor's of Applied Arts & Sciences, Lamar University - M. Ed Concordia University Texas at Austin)

    Coaching Experience: Coach Firmin started his coaching career with New Caney ISD (Porter High School) in District 21-5A coaching Offensive/Defensive Line and then pursued another opportunity with Cypress Fairbanks ISD (Jersey Village High School) in District 17-6A where he coached Varsity Offensive line and Track.

    Playing Experience: Coach Firmin was an All-District Offensive Lineman for Klein High School in District 14-5A 2004-2005. He also played College Football (Offensive Line) at Navarro Junior College from 2005-2007. 


  • Junior High Athletic Coordinator:  

    Brian Beck

     Wife -  Sommer Rodgers Beck Son – Branson (6 years old) Daughter – Ella (2 years old)

    Education:  Bachelor of Science – Stephen F. Austin State University (2002)

    Coaching Experience:  I have been in education and coaching since 2002.  I started in Pasadena ISD where I was the Athletic Coordinator of Southmore Intermediate (7th-8th Grade) for seven years.  In 2009 I joined Coach Haynes’ staff here at Hardin where I wore many hats for six years while coaching JH and Varsity sports.  I was the Varsity - Offensive Coordinator, Head Track coach, Assistant Basketball and Assistant Baseball coach for years while always assisting with the junior high sports.  In 2015 I took a position with Goose Creek CISD at Baytown Junior School as Campus Athletic Coordinator.  For two years the staff and I built up the program and we won several district championships and awards in football, basketball, track, soccer and tennis.  I’m excited to be starting my 16th year in education back here in Hardin, TX as the Junior High Coordinator, this is home for me.