THIS IS EPISODE 418 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
George Barber is the head basketball coach at Greenville University, a Division III school in Greenville, Ill. Prior to his time with Greenville, Barber was an assistant coach at Bradley University and at the University of Kentucky under Rick Pitino, where he was part of a national championship team in 1996.
Competing in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Barber’s Greenville club in 2018-19 set the NCAA D-III record in scoring offense (135.1 ppg) and led the country in assists per game, steals per game, turnover margin, total assists, 3-point field goal attempts, and 3-point field goals made. On Feb. 2, Greenville scored 200 points in a regulation game.
Besides his job as a head coach, Barber is also a professor Kinesiology and Sport at Greenville.
On this episode of the podcast, we talk to Dr. Barber about his high-scoring offense, his time at Kentucky, winning a national championship, scoring 200 points in a game, keeping Christ at the center of his life, and why humility is so important to him.