From 2001 to 2004, Hasty was an assistant football coach for Bellevue High School who won 4 straight State Championships in the state of Washington. In 2010, He rejoined the coaching staff of the Bellevue Wolverines as a defensive backs coach. The Bellevue Defensive Coordinator was headed by Chris Beak who had served in various coaching duties in the NFL himself. In September, 2010, Chris Beak re-entered the NFL as an offensive assistant coach with the San Francisco 49'ers. This led to James Hasty taking over as the Bellevue defensive coordinator.
He started working for ESPN on May 3, 2006. As of 2013 he is an NFL analyst on ESPN and defensive coach at Bellevue High School.
Hasty's sons, J.R. and Tyler, played football at Bellevue High School. J.R. played football at the University of Washington and Central Washington University but was dismissed from each football program. Tyler redshirted the 2012 football season at Oregon State University but was dismissed from the team following an arrest.