Hardaway said he has known Stansbury for years. Hardaway said he has competed against Stansbury for players and also bounced ideas off him.
“His history as a coach and the experience he brings to the table at this level is second to none,” Hardaway said Friday in a statement. “He will make a big impact on our student-athletes and within our program.”
Stansbury went 139-89 over seven seasons at Western Kentucky before resigning in March. He was at Mississippi State between 1998 and 2012 where he went 293-166. He also has been an assistant at Austin Peay and Texas A&M.