Rick Barnes

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Rick Barnes
Rick Barnes in 2009.jpg
Barnes in 2009.
Sport(s) Men's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Tennessee
Conference Southeastern
Record 0–0 (–)
Biographical details
Born (1954-07-17) July 17, 1954 (age 61)
Hickory, North Carolina
Playing career
1974–1977 Lenoir-Rhyne
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1978 North State Academy (asst.)
1978–1980 Davidson (asst.)
1980–1985 George Mason (asst.)
1985–1986 Alabama (asst.)
1986–1987 Ohio State (asst.)
1987–1988 George Mason
1988–1994 Providence
1994–1998 Clemson
1998–2015 Texas
2015–present Tennessee
Head coaching record
Overall 604–314 (.658)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Regional Championship - Final Four (2003)
Big 12 Regular Season Championship (1999, 2006, 2008)
Big East Tournament Championship (1994)
NCAA Tournament Achievements
3 Elite Eights (2003, 2006, 2008)
6 Sweet Sixteens (1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008)
22 NCAA Tournament Bids (1989, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)
Awards
CAA CoaCch of the Year (1987)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (1999, 2003, 2008, 2014)

Richard Dale Barnes (born July 17, 1954) is the current head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team. He coached Texas from 1998 to 2015, taking the team to the NCAA Tournament at the conclusion of seventeen seasons, including a Final Four appearance led by T. J. Ford in 2003. Barnes previously coached at George Mason University, Providence College, and Clemson University. He is a 1977 graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College where he was a member of the men's basketball team.

Barnes' success at Texas, a traditional football powerhouse, sparked interest in college basketball at the university and throughout the state. Hired in April 1998, the basketball program immediately displayed Barnes' impact. Despite playing with just seven scholarship players for the majority of the 1998–99 season — and opening the season with a 3-8 record — the Longhorns won 16 of their final 21 games, winning the regular season Big 12 conference championship by a two-game margin, and finishing the year at 19-13 and in the NCAA Tournament. Barnes received his third Big 12 Coach of the Year award on March 10, 2008.

At Texas, Barnes had great regular season success with 400+ wins and transformed the school into one of the top college basketball programs in the nation. He also led Texas to their first #1 ranking in 2010, and owns the only 30-win seasons in school history. However, he has won only one post-season conference tourney championship (Providence, 1994 Big East) in his 21 years as a collegiate head coach. He has an overall record of 20–20 (.500) in the NCAA tournament (18-14 at Texas). In nine of his fourteen years at Texas, the Longhorns went on to lose to a lower seed in the NCAA Tournament.

As for his coaching tree, Rick Barnes has had four of his assistants hired to head coaching gigs with Larry Shyatt coaching Wyoming (formerly Clemson), Dennis Felton at Western Kentucky and Georgia, before being fired, Frank Haith at Tulsa (formerly Miami) and Missouri, and Ken McDonald going to Western Kentucky.

In 2007 Barnes made a cameo appearance in the NBC television series Friday Night Lights as a recruiter for the fictional school TMU.

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
George Mason Patriots (Colonial Athletic Association) (1987–1988)
1987–88 George Mason 20–10 9–5 T–2nd
George Mason: 20–10 (.667) 9–5 (.643)
Providence Friars (Big East Conference) (1988–1994)
1988–89 Providence 18–11 7–9 T–6th NCAA First Round
1989–90 Providence 17–12 8–8 T–6th NCAA First Round
1990–91 Providence 19–13 7–9 T–7th NIT Quarterfinals
1991–92 Providence 14–17 6–12 9th
1992–93 Providence 20–13 9–9 T–4th NIT Fourth Place
1993–94 Providence 20–10 10–8 T–4th NCAA First Round
Providence: 108–76 (.587) 47–55 (.461)
Clemson Tigers (Atlantic Coast Conference) (1994–1998)
1994–95 Clemson 15–13 5–11 T–6th NIT First Round
1995–96 Clemson 18–11 7–9 6th NCAA First Round
1996–97 Clemson 23–10 9–7 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1997–98 Clemson 18–14 7–9 T–4th NCAA First Round
Clemson: 74–48 (.607) 28–36 (.438)
Texas Longhorns (Big 12 Conference) (1998–2015)
1998–99 Texas 19–13 13–3 1st NCAA First Round
1999–00 Texas 24–9 13–3 2nd NCAA Second Round
2000–01 Texas 25–9 12–4 T–2nd NCAA First Round
2001–02 Texas 22–12 10–6 T–3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2002–03 Texas 26–7 13–3 2nd NCAA Final Four
2003–04 Texas 25–8 12–4 T–2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004–05 Texas 20–11 9–7 T–5th NCAA First Round
2005–06 Texas 30–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
2006–07 Texas 25–10 12–4 3rd NCAA Second Round
2007–08 Texas 31–7 13–3 T–1st NCAA Elite Eight
2008–09 Texas 23–12 9–7 T–4th NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Texas 24–10 9–7 T–6th NCAA First Round
2010–11 Texas 28–8 13–3 2nd NCAA Third Round
2011–12 Texas 20–14 9–9 5th NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Texas 16–18 7–11 7th CBI First Round
2013–14 Texas 24–11 11–7 T–3rd NCAA Third Round
2014–15 Texas 20–14 8–10 T–6th NCAA Second Round
Texas: 402–180 (.691) 186–94 (.664)
Tennessee Volunteers (Southeastern Conference) (2015–Present)
2015–16 Tennessee 0–0 0–0
Tennessee: 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–)
Total: 604–314 (.658)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

National award winners[edit]

Year Player Awards[1][2]
2003 T. J. Ford Naismith College Player of the Year
John R. Wooden Award
Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year
CBS/Chevrolet National Player of the Year
SI.com National Player of the Year
ESPN.com Player of the Year
2007 Kevin Durant Naismith College Player of the Year
John R. Wooden Award
USBWA Oscar Robertson Trophy
Adolph Rupp Trophy
Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year
NABC Player of the Year
Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year
CBS/Chevrolet National Player of the Year
SI.com National Player of the Year
ESPN.com Player of the Year
2008 D. J. Augustin Bob Cousy Award

Coaching tree[edit]

These former assistant coaches or players of Barnes later became head coaches at the collegiate level or higher:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UT Athletics announces 2013 Men's Hall of Honor class". TexasSports.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Men's Athletics retires nine jersey numbers". TexasSports.com. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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