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George Barber

George Barber

Professor of Health & Physical Education, Head Men's Basketball Coach

Year Started at GC: 1999
Phone: (618) 664-6624
Areas of Responsibility:

Responsible for all areas of men's basketball program, including coaching, recruiting and fund raising. Full-time faculty member in the Department of Physical Education with responsibilities of teaching students and advising majors.


B.A., Asbury College

Master in Sports Administration, University of Kentucky

Ed.D. in Kenesiology with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Education, University of Kentucky

Professional Affiliations

NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) since 1995
NABC Division III Congressman
AHPERD (Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) since 1984

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.

About George Barber

George and his wife Lisa have 5 children (aged 21, 19, 17, 15, 13) and one dog (11). Their eldest, Ben attends GC and participates on the cross country and track teams and competes in the Steeplechase. Zach attends Spring Arbor University, Mary Ashley and Abby attend Greenville High School and Sam is in middle school. 

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.

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