THIS IS EPISODE 324 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Rick Barnes is the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers men’s basketball program. In 2018-19, Barnes was named the Naismith College Basketball Coach of the Year for leading Tennessee to a 31-6 record and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16.
Barnes began his head coaching career in 1987 with George Mason. After that, he has had stops at Providence, Clemson and Texas before joining the Volunteers in 2015.
He was a four-time Big 12 Coach of the Year during his time with Texas and led the Longhorns to the Final Four in 2003. His 690 career wins rank him 22nd on the all-time Division I list.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Coach Barnes about the 2018-19 season, winning Coach of the Year, his amazing testimony of faith in Christ, why he partners with Nations of Coaches, and his desire to preach the Gospel wherever he goes.
Drumroll please…..The 2019 @wernerladderco Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year is @RickBarnesUT. He is the first men’s coach in @Vol_Hoops history to win the award. Full release > https://t.co/2GYCqspcZm #Vols🍊🏀 #Volnation pic.twitter.com/dgS9mONW7C
— The Naismith Trophy (@NaismithTrophy) April 7, 2019
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