Milton Barnes (basketball)
November 29, 1957 |
|High school||Saginaw (Saginaw, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1979 / Undrafted|
|1979–1980||Albion College (asst.)|
|1980–1982||Kent State (asst.)|
|1983–1985||Eastern Michigan (asst.)|
|2010–present||U.S. Virgin Islands|
|Career highlights and awards|
Milton David Barnes (born November 29, 1957) is an American basketball coach who is currently head coach of the U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team.
Early life and education
Born in Oakley, Michigan, Barnes graduated from Saginaw High School in 1975 and Albion College in 1979. At Albion, Barnes played basketball for four seasons and led Albion to the 1978 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title and third place in the 1978 NCAA Division III Tournament.
He was an assistant coach at the University of Minnesota from 1986 to 1988 and 1991 to 1996 under Clem Haskins. He later became head coach of Albion High School, where he compiled a 65-11 record from 1988 to 1991, including a 26-1 record and a Class B state championship game appearance in his final season. Also, he is the former head coach of Eastern Michigan University and of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. He also coached the NBDL's Greenville Groove to a league championship. Barnes was also associate head coach at SMU from 2007 to 2009.
Barnes and his wife Lyn have three children; sons Andre and Milton Jr. and a daughter Alexis. His son Andre is a student-athlete in track and field at Michigan.
Head coaching record
|Eastern Michigan Eagles (Mid-American Conference) (1996–2000)|
|1997–98||Eastern Michigan||20–10||13–5||3rd (West)||NCAA First Round|
|1998–99||Eastern Michigan||5–20||5–13||5th (West)|
|1999–00||Eastern Michigan||15–13||9–9||3rd (West)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|Greenville||2001–02||56||36||20||.643||1st in NBDL||5||4||1||.800||Won NBDL Championship|
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- Markus, Don (March 5, 1998). "Best, worst of MAC times". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
- "EMU will not renew Barnes' contract". Eastern Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 16, 2002.
- "Barnes to Coach Greenville of NBDL". NBA Development League. June 11, 2001. Archived from the original on December 8, 2001.