Thunderbolts News · Up Close With Northmont Athletics – Micah Harding

Athletics have always been a big part of my life growing up.  I have always been very competitive by nature, and growing up I played soccer, football, cross country, track and field and basketball.  I was fortunate to play for some great coaches who have had a positive impact on my life, and I still keep in touch with many of them today.  I have always loved sports and have appreciated the life lessons and life skills that you learn through athletics.
I went to Cedarville High School and graduated in 2003.  While in high school I played basketball on a team that won back to back District Championships my junior and senior year.  I also ran track and was a state Champion my junior year in the 800 meter run.  This memory holds even more significance because the week before the State meet at Regionals, I broke the school record in the 800 meter run that was held by my dad.
After high school I went to Cedarville University on a track and field/cross country scholarship.  While in college I decided to major in Sports Management because of my love for sports and my desire to stay involved with athletics.  After my sophomore year I gave up my running scholarship to walk onto the basketball team.  I had always loved basketball and missed playing.
I graduated from Cedarville University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration and Biblical Studies.  I then went on to get my masters degree from Antioch University Midwest in Education.  I started teaching middle school language arts and social studies in 2010, and was a varsity assistant basketball coach at Fairborn High School.  In 2013 I became the Athletic Director at Fairborn High School, and served in that role before accepting the Athletic Director position at Northmont in 2017.
State Championship Finishing 1st