George Barber

Dr. George Barber

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

Year Started at GU: 1999
Office: Athletics Offices
Phone: (618) 664-6624
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours:

By Appointment

Areas of Responsibility:

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

Married (Lisa) with five children (Ben, Zach, Mary Ashley, Abby, Sam).

About George Barber

George Barber joined Greenville College in the fall of 1999 as head men's basketball coach. Before coming to Greenville College, he 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.


Exercise Physiology
Adapted Physical Education
Psychology of Coaching
History and Philosophy of HPER and Sport
Wellness I and II
Activity classes (Backpacking/ Canoeing/Fencing/Golf/Rock Climbing)

Publications and Presentations

NCAA Men's Basketball DIII Championships Comittee

Professional Affiliations

NABC - National Association of Basketball Coaches (since 1995)

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

Related Experiences

Prior to serving as the MBB coach and professor of HPR at Greenville for the past 15 years, I was an assistant coach at Bradley University where I coached NBA player Anthony Parker, whose sister Candice is probably more famous. In 1996 I was an administrative assistant coach on Rick Pitino's staff at the University of Kentucky (Pitino is now at Louisville) where we had 9 future NBA players on our team and our team won the 1996 DI men's basketball championship.