(1-5-22) Former Fairborn High School head football coach Cory Hardin (34), who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of assault of assaulting two children in November was sentenced on Monday. Hardin was sentenced to three years of supervised probation including 4 months of electronic home detention. He also was given release for court-ordered visits with his children and any court proceedings.

Hardin previously was charged with domestic violence and child endangering after Kettering police responded in August to a home on Ackerman Boulevard on concerns of possible child abuse.

Hardin was placed on paid administrative leave by Fairborn school officials pending an investigation at the end of August. He resigned from the school in late November as a Fairborn High School counselor. He was named the Fairborn football coach in January of 2021.

His resignation letter to the BOE –

“It was a pleasure being back at my alma mater working with young people,” Hardin wrote in the resignation letter. “Although my time was short, I will cherish it nonetheless. FCS is poised for continued growth and I wish you much success with the new schools. I would like to say thank you again for the opportunity to work for Fairborn High School. I wish the high school and the district all the best moving forward.”