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|Team||Cal State Bakersfield|
|Born||January 8, 1966|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Ole Miss (asst.)
Cal State Bakersfield
|Accomplishments and honors|
Naismith College Coach of the Year (2001)
SEC Coach of the Year (2001)
Rod Barnes (born January 8, 1966) is an American college basketball coach and current head coach of the Cal State Bakersfield Men's Basketball program. He previously served as head coach for the Georgia State University men's basketball team of the NCAA Division I's Colonial Athletic Association. Barnes was also head coach of the men's basketball team at the University of Mississippi.
Playing and early coaching career
Barnes played college basketball at the University of Mississippi of the NCAA Division I's Southeastern Conference from 1985 to 1988. He earned All-SEC and All-America honorable mention honors in 1988. Barnes earned his Business Administration degree in 1989 and left Ole Miss to become an assistant coach at Livingston University in 1990. In 1993, Barnes returned to Ole Miss to serve as an assistant coach to Rob Evans. Barnes helped coach Ole Miss to consecutive 20-win seasons and NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship berths in 1997 and 1998.
Head coaching career
When Rob Evans departed for Arizona State University in 1998, Barnes was promoted to head coach of Ole Miss. Barnes coached them for eight seasons, building a 141–109 record. He was named the 2001 Naismith College Coach of the Year and the 2001 SEC Coach of the Year after leading Ole Miss to a school-record 27-win season in 2000–01 which included a trip to the Sweet Sixteen round of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. Barnes was fired at Ole Miss after the 2005–06 season in which Ole Miss started 13–3 but lost 13 of their last 14 games. Barnes served as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma during the 2006–07 season.
On March 19, 2007, Barnes was hired as the head coach of the men's basketball team at Georgia State University of the NCAA Division I's Colonial Athletic Association. On February 26, 2011, it was announced that Barnes would not return as head coach at Georgia State.  On March 30th, 2011 Rod Barnes was named head men's basketball coach at Cal State Bakersfield.
Head coaching record
|Ole Miss (Southeastern Conference) (1998–2006)|
|1998–99||Ole Miss||20–13||8–8||T–3rd (West)||NCAA 2nd Round|
|1999–00||Ole Miss||19–14||5–11||T–5th (West)||NIT Quarterfinals|
|2000–01||Ole Miss||27–8||11–5||1st (West)||NCAA Sweet 16|
|2001–02||Ole Miss||20–11||9–7||3rd (West)||NCAA 1st Round|
|2002–03||Ole Miss||14–15||4–12||T–5th (West)|
|2003–04||Ole Miss||13–15||5–11||T–4th (West)|
|2004–05||Ole Miss||14–17||4–12||T–5th (West)|
|2005–06||Ole Miss||14–16||4–12||T–5th (West)|
|Georgia State (Colonial Athletic Association) (2007–2011)|
|Cal St. Bakersfield (Independent) (2011–2013)|
|2011–12||Cal St. Bakersfield||16–15||0–0||CIT 1st Round|
|2012–13||Cal St. Bakersfield||14-16||0–0|
|Cal St. Bakersfield (Western Athletic Conference) (2013–present)|
|2013–14||Cal St. Bakersfield||13-19||5–11||7th|
|Cal State Bakersfield:||43–50||5–11|
- Rod Barnes. georgiastatesports.com