U16 (10th) Black
Richard Tardy (Head Coach)
Cell: (703) 963-1691
Coach Tardy have been coaching AAU basketball for over twenty years and brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience. His coaching history has included stops with the Fairfax Stars, Maryland Ballhandlers, Virginia Pride, Virginia Magic and as recently the Arlington Travel organization. During this tenure, coach Tardy has had serval ranked teams and connected many of his player to continue playing basketball at the next level. Coach Tardy prides himself on building a winning program strictly on hard work, dignity, respect, and the focus on academics. Coach Tardy has been grateful for having the opportunity to mentor and develop great young men, many who have went on to become great leaders.
Coach Tardy was bought up in the public-school system of Washington DC and graduated from Spingarn Senior High School in 1976, from there he went to Richmond VA to a division II school on a football scholarship and finished up at the UMUC.
Coach Tardy earned his BS in Information System Management from the University of Maryland University College and a Master’s in the Information System Management from Strayer University in 2017. He lives in Cheverly outside of DC, with his wife Vernita and daughters Tiffany, he also has a son (Devin) who reside in California with his wife and two dogs.