|Full name||James Barron|
|Date of birth||19 October 1943|
|Place of birth||Tantobie, England|
|Newcastle West End|
|1984||Wolverhampton Wanderers (caretaker)|
|2001||Birmingham City (joint caretaker)|
|2006–2007||Northampton Town (joint caretaker)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Barron began his playing career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1961. After time in the reserves, he made his league debut on 30 November 1963 in a goalless draw with Everton. He managed 7 starts in the 1963–64 season, deputising for Fred Davies, but apart from a solitary appearance the following season, these proved his only games for the club.
He went on to serve both Oxford and his subsequent club, Nottingham Forest, over 150 times each. He also had accomplished spells at Swindon Town, Connecticut Bicentennials and Peterborough United during a twenty-year professional career.
Barron is currently a first-team coach at League One Northampton Town, and was appointed as joint caretaker manager on 20 December 2006, following the resignation of John Gorman. After the appointment of Stuart Gray as new manager in January 2007, Barron reverted to his role as a first team coach.
- Northampton Town FC. "John Gorman resigns". Retrieved 2006-12-20.