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Former Zag Mike Hart named Colorado College assistant coach

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The ex-Gonzaga walk on has been the Zag’s video coordinator for the past two years.

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The story of Mike Hart is always one of the best of the many good stories over Gonzaga history. Now, his story is getting even better. Colorado College named Mike Hart as one of their assistant coaches.

"Mike is a great addition to our staff," head coach Andy Partee said. "He brings a wealth of experience as a player and coach from a Gonzaga culture that has been nationally recognized for its sustained excellence. Mike is a tireless worker, and will be a terrific fit for our student-athletes."

Hart, as everyone hopefully remembers, went from a walk-on to a starter by doing what he did best—hustle harder than everyone else on the court. Hart was never going to be the highlight reel player. He averaged 1.4 points per game over his career.

But it was what he did away from the ball that landed Hart into the annals of national publications spouting their All Glue-Guy teams. Hart was consistently in it, because he did every single other thing required on the court. And in doing so, he became one of the players that best epitomizes what it meant (at that time) to be a Gonzaga player: namely making the most out of the skill set you have, not trying to be something you aren’t.

After graduating, Hart joined the Zags coaching staff as a video coordinator. His primary responsibilities at Colorado College will include on-court player development, assistance in practice, and scouting of future opponents.

It is always sad to see someone go, but couldn’t be more excited for Mike Hart in this situation. Congratulations!