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George Barber

George Barber

Head Men's Basketball Coach, Professor of Kinesiology and Sport

Office: HJ Long Gynasium
Office Hours:

By Appointment

Phone: (618) 664-6624
Year Started at Greenville College: 1999


Dr. George Barber joined Greenville College in the fall of 1999 as head men's basketball coach. Before coming to Greenville College, Barber served as an assistant coach at Bradley University and an administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky where he was a member of Rick Pitino's staff for the 1996 national championship team. Barber graduated from Asbury College in 1986 before completing a master's degree and doctorate at the University of Kentucky.

While at Greenville as head men's basketball coach, he has coached players which have received -
1 NCCAA Pete Maravich National Player of the Year Award
23 NCCAA All Region Awards
2  NCCAA All-American Award
19 SLIAC All-Conference Awards
2 SLIAC All-Defensive Team Awards
5 SLIAC Team Sportsmanship Awards

He is the longest tenured head men's basketball coach in Greenville College history and is second in all time coaching wins with 199 through 2014-15.

Areas of Responsibility

Head Men's Basketball Coach
Full Professor - Department of Kinesiology and Sport

Professional Affiliations

NABC - National Association of Basketball Coaches (since 1995)

AAHPHERD - American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance (Since 1985)

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