INDUCTION CLASS OF 2015
Degree: Business Management & Elementary Education
Hometown: Barrington, RI
Year Inducted: 2015
Michael Hart played an integral part in the men’s Bengal basketball team to a Northeast Conference Championship in 1987. He led the state of Maine, as well as NAIA District 5 in assists in 1988. Michael received the selection to the NAIA District 5 All Conference Team that same year. While at UMFK, he received a leadership award in 1988 and was involved with the UMFK radio station. He graduated from UMFK in 1989 with a bachelor of science degree in business management and elementary education. Michael coached at his alma mater, Smithfield High School in Rhode Island, as an assistant coach for football and basketball.
Currently, Michael is a director of athletics and the boys’ basketball coach at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island and a part-time milieu therapist at Bradley Hospital in East Providence. He has run Hoops with Hart Basketball Camps and Clinics for the past 21 years. Michael has had a distinguished career as a coach at St. Andrews. His basketball teams have posted more than 400 wins, won six New England Prep School Championships and have attended 15 Final Fours in his 21 seasons. He has been named New England Prep School Coach of the Year six times and his teams have been ranked nationally by USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and other publications. Several of Hart’s student-athletes have gone on to play professionally in the NBA and internationally.
He has volunteered within his community with Special Olympics, Red Cross blood drives, YMCA young basketball clinics, and summer basketball camps. Coach Hart is extremely proud of the large number of his student-athletes who have gone on to receive college degrees in higher education.