Former NBA guard John Bagley hired as head coach at Harding

(WTNH)–Former NBA player John Bagley has been hired as the head boys’ basketball coach at Harding High School.

The former star guard for the Presidents played at Boston College and spent 11 years in the NBA, including four years with the Boston Celtics. He was the No. 12 overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft.

Bagley scored over 5,000 points in his NBA career.

He takes over for the tradition-rich Harding program, which went 12-8 last season despite a revolving door of coaches. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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