Darren Barbier

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Not to be confused with Darren Barber, a Canadian competition rower and Olympic champion.
Darren Barbier
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1960-12-19) December 19, 1960 (age 56)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Playing career
1978–1981 Nicholls State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1983–1988 Archbishop Shaw HS (LA) (assistant)
1989–1994 Hahnville HS (LA)
1995–1998 Nicholls State
1999–2000 Tulane (LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 17–28 (college)
64–12 (high school)
Tournaments 0–1 (NCAA D-I-AA playoffs)
Accomplishments and honors
Eddie Robinson Award (1996)

Darren Barbier (born December 19, 1960) is a former American football player and coach . He served as the head football coach at Nicholls State University team from 1995 to 1998, compiling a record of 17–28. Barbier was given the Eddie Robinson Award in 1996 as the top coach in NCAA Division I-AA football when he guided the Colonels to an 8–4 record and a berth in the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs, where his team lost their first round game. The 1996 turnaround came one season after the Nicholls State Colonels finished 0–11 and last place in the Southland Conference.[1][2][3]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs TSN#
Nicholls State Colonels (Southland Conference) (1995–1998)
1995 Nicholls State 0–11 0–5 6th
1996 Nicholls State 8–4 4–2 2nd L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 15
1997 Nicholls State 5–6 3–4 T–4th
1998 Nicholls State 4–7 3–4 5th
Nicholls State: 17–28 10–15
Total: 17–28
#The Sports Network FCS final poll.


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