Hart also recruited and coached Jeremy Wariner and Darold Williamson to gold medals in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece — Wariner in the individual 400 meters, and both in the 4x400 meter relay. Wariner and Hart briefly parted ways in 2008, reuniting a year later .
Another one of his pupils, Greg Haughton, won bronze at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, and he currently coaches Sanya Richards, the top-ranked female 400 runner in the world in 2007 and the 2012 Summer Olympics gold medalist.
Hart was a state champion sprinter at Hot Springs, Arkansas and graduated from Baylor University in 1956 with a Bachelor's degree and later the University of Arkansas with a Master's degree.
He is married to Maxine Hart.
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