Bill Barr

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16U Head Coach

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Coach Bio

Barr has tremendous coaching experience at the collegiate level, amassing 329 career coaching wins. In 2016, Barr led the Grace College Lancers to their third-winningest season in program history despite battling a myriad of injuries to key players in the lineup and on the pitching staff.

Overall, Barr’s résumé includes 30 years of experience coaching baseball with almost 20 years and over 300 victories at the collegiate level, including seven years of experience as an athletic director.

At Alderson-Broaddus, an NCAA Division II school, his team was expected to finish fourth in their division of the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC), but Barr guided the team to its first division title in school history and a 27-14 overall record. Barr was named the WVIAC Coach of the Year as a result, and the Battlers were ranked in the top 10 of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association for the Atlantic Region during the season.

Prior to his work at Alderson-Broaddus, Barr coached the baseball team at Oklahoma Wesleyan University from 2005-09.

In the year before Barr arrived at Oklahoma Wesleyan, the team finished 4-51. In Barr’s final season at Oklahoma Wesleyan, the team broke the school record for wins with a 29-26 season. Barr also nearly doubled the baseball roster during his tenure.

Barr also had a successful stint at Indiana Wesleyan University. Overall, Barr took the Wildcats to four consecutive appearances in the NCCAA National Tournament and set the school record for wins when the team finished 32-21 in 1994.

While at Indiana Wesleyan, his teams averaged 22 wins per season, and he was awarded as an NAIA District Coach of the Year twice and an NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year twice.

Barr graduated from Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education  in 1983 then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Ashland University in 1992.

Barr is married to Jacki, and the couple has two daughters named Bethany and Brittany, that together, have given them 3 wonderful grandchildren, a boy and 2 girls.

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