Hayden Harkins is entering his first year as assistant coach at Pearl River in the 2020-21 season.
Head men's basketball coach Chris Oney is excited to add a coach with Division I experience to his staff.
"First and foremost Hayden is a wonderful individual," Oney said. "He comes from a Division I program in Arkansas State where he had multiple roles from academics to on-campus recruiting to on-court workouts. He's really good with the kids. He has that rare mix of being young enough to relate to his players but also being mature enough to elevate them."
Harkins comes to PRCC after two seasons at Arkansas State, where he served as a graduate assistant.
While at Arkansas State, Harkins assisted head coach Mike Balado with scouting opposing teams and recruiting.
Harkins obtained a masters degree in Sports Administration from Arkansas State.
Prior to coming to Arkansas State, Harkins played four seasons at Elmira College in New York from 2014-18. Harkins was a two-time team captain and is second all-time at Elmira in career 3-pointers made with 256.
The Tampa, Florida, graduated from Elmira in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration.
In the summer of 2017 Harkins interned with the The Hoop Group, which assists young players in getting them recruited by college programs.