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
Playing career
1978–1981 Nicholls State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Nicholls State
Tulane (LB)
Head coaching record
Overall 17–28
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Eddie Robinson Award (1996)
I-AA National Coach of the Year

Darren Barbier was the head football coach for the Nicholls State University Colonels football team from 1995 to 1998. He compiled a record of 17–28. Barbier was given the Eddie Robinson Award in 1996 as the top NCAA Division I-AA College Football Coach of the Year when he guided the Colonels to an 8–4 record and a berth in the Division I-AA playoffs where his team would ultimately lose their first round game. The 1996 turnaround came one season after Nicholls State finished 0–11 and last place in their 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
1996 Nicholls State 8–4 L 3–48 Division I-AA First Round 15
1997 Nicholls State 5–6
1998 Nicholls State 4–7
Total: 17–28
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#The Sports Network FCS final poll.

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