Coach Hartman played high school football at Righetti High School in Santa Maria, California. He played two seasons of post secondary football, one at Allan Hancock Junior College in Santa Maria, and one with the Prairie Thunder in Regina when he was a student at Briercrest College in Caronport. While in Caronport, he began his coaching career as an assistant coach with Coach Hall and the Caronport Cougars. He spent two seasons (2001 and 2002) as the linebackers coach. After finishing at Briercrest, Coach Hartman moved to Regina and continued his coaching with the Martin Monarchs from 2004 to 2010. At Martin, he filled a variety of roles including defensive backs coach, linebackers coach, defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator. Unfortunately the Monarchs program folded midway through the 2010 season, but Coach Hall saw that as an oportunity to be reunited on the field with Coach Hartman, and that opportunity began a new chapter in Coach Hartman’s career. He helped the Tartans in their late season run to the 2010 4A Schwann Conference and provincial championships. Since then, he has been the defensive backs coach and linebackers coach, and in 2012, he took over as the Tartans’ defensive coordinator. He also coordinates the Tartans’ outstanding off-season strength training and speed-agility-quickness training.
Coach Hartman’s talent and passion for coaching has gone beyond high school football in recent years. He has coached RMF Spring League since 2011, and was one of the league’s head coaches in 2013. Another big highlight for him was being a part of the first ever Team Saskatchewan under 16 team that won the 2012 Red River Cup in Winnipeg. Coach Hartman was the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator, and just as importantly , did “life talks” for the team. He also started doing life talks with the Tartans in 2012. He continued his role with the RMF under 16 team (South Saskatchewan) through 2015, helping lead the team to a bronze medal RRC finish in 2013. He has also coached Mighty Mites and Atom football in the RMF as his daughter has gone through those levels of football.
Coach Hartman’s life calling is to work with young people. His coaching involvement and life talk leadership are directly related to that. He was part of the 2017 Schwann Conference and Provincial Champion Tartans. His current career is a prison guard. He is married to Carla, and they have a lively 12 year old daughter named Memphis who is playing her fourth season of tackle football this year.