David Michael Hardman

April 11, 1975March 5, 2019

David was born on April 11th, 1975, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up in Sharonville, playing SYO sports and baseball as a Princeton Viking. David graduated from Princeton High School in 1993, played baseball at Walsh University, and proudly graduated from the University of Cincinnati with his teaching degree.

David’s teaching career began at Cheviot Elementary, teaching social studies and coaching boys and girls basketball. He moved up to Gilbert A. Dater High School to teach history. He continued to energetically coach girls’ basketball at Aiken, Walnut Hills, Gamble Montessori, and Western Hills High School.

Family, friends, colleagues, and students, will tell you David ALWAYS made us laugh. His shenanigans kept us on our toes. His laugh was infectious. David always listened, and we all know he was quite the talker, too.

As one friend so eloquently stated, “I think you can tell a lot about a person by their attitude, but even more, when their attitude changes you for the better. I can still hear David now, saying, ‘YOU can do this!’”

David’s visitation will take place from 9:00 a.m to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th, 2019, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Landmark Church (1231-1600 Glendale Milford Road, Cincinnati, OH 45215).

Contributions may be made in David’s memory to the Multiple Myeloma Foundation, P.O. Box 414238, Boston, MA 02241.


  • Dawn Hardman, Wife
  • Tootie Hardman, Mother
  • Charles M Hardman, Father
  • Bowen Reed Hardman, Son
  • Ava Maren Hardman, Daughter
  • Chaylee Jean Hardman, Daughter
  • Kevin Hardman, Brother
  • John M Hardman, Brother
  • Karin Hardman, Sister
  • Nevaeh Covalcine, Sister
  • Mary Lou Reeves, Mother-in-law
  • Philip Covalcine, Step Dad
  • Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Multiple Myeloma Foundation


  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 9, 2019

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 9, 2019


David Michael Hardman

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Wm and Beth Sullivan

March 9, 2019

We are so saddened by you loss. (Thinking of your family).

Ej Black

March 9, 2019

I met David 3 years ago when I took over the boys basketball program at Western Hills, he had just accepted the position as the girls coach. While I had known him only a few short years, it felt like we had been friends forever. Our daughters would play together in the gym, his son and I would shoot around in the gym. We shared so many memories together, we had so many conversations together....about life and family! It’s very rare you meet an individual that touch so many people and had a positive impact in so many lives. I’m going to miss you my friend! To the family you will always be in my prayers!

nina yisrael

March 7, 2019

My paths crossed at Western Hills High School, Dave was pleasant and sweet and had a love and joy for the children. He was the girls basketball coach, and when he spoke of them did his eyes light up. He would come to retrieve his packages and it would never be just in and out but we would have conversations on an array of topics and he was just always a joy! As, I continue to receive catalogs with his name, he will greatly be missed as his absence has already been felt but the memories will last a lifetime!

Demeshayla Strattman

March 7, 2019

I can not express this enough. This man was one of the most influential human beings on earth ! Not only was he a father of 2, he was a history teacher ... embedded knowledge , put time effort and money into his students and athletes. He did whatever it took to keep a smile on our faces and even made us strong minded as a whole . Deme loves you coach Hardman. Prayers for you in your family 🙏🏾

Al Chang

March 6, 2019

Words can’t express my love and gratitude for David and his family. He was a Husband, Dad, Coach, friend , a Proud Viking Alumnus and so much more . His smile, compassion, respect for others and love for his family will forever be a fond memory for me.

Thank you for entrusting me to Coach your gem Bowen, for our friendship, and allowing me to love your family as extended family. You will be missed , but not forgotten. Peace be unto you and your family. Job well done .

Love you bro.

With love and gratitude,

Al Chang and family

Leah Hatfield

March 6, 2019

My husband, Nate Welch, and I, are very saddened to hear of the passing of one of our childhood friends. I knew David since we were in the first grade and have many sweet memories of our time together as classmates, from Sharonville. I’ll always remember him as the little boy (#62 in the photo) with bright blonde hair and spunky eyes, running around the playground at recess, and the times he and I drove around town in my car, laughing and joking, as teenagers. His friendship will always be remembered as one of kindness. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Shayla Springs

March 6, 2019

Coach Hardman I Played With For Two Years At Western Hills High School 😔U Watched Me Leave High School & Start College, I swear U Was the funniest person to me 😂you dancing ❤️& yelling. U was a very good caring person 💯😔it hurt to see u left us so early 💯but u ENDED your BATTLE , U didn’t loose yo battle 💯I love you and u forever in my heart Shay love u 🕊💯

Kimberly Rigby (Bracknell)

March 6, 2019

David and I were classmates at Princeton. We sat next to each other in one of our high school English classes. I will always remember that smile! He was always so polite to everyone. It broke my heart to read about the difficult time he had been going thru. My condolences go out to all of David's family. Heaven has an amazing angel. RIH DAVID

Joan Knox Clement

March 6, 2019

Wishing the family my condolences at this time. My kids and David went to school together at sharonville. Prayers for the family

Fernando Cruz

March 6, 2019

David and I were classmates at Princeton High School class of 93. I remember David as great guy with a great sense of humor and comical personality. Heaven has definitely gained a great soul. Many prayers go out to the Hardman family in these times of sorrow. RIH David.


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