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Sport(s)  Men's basketball
1974–1977  Lenoir-Rhyne
Record  4–3 (.571)
Spouse  Candy Barnes
Conference  Southeastern
Role  Coach
Title  Head coach
Name  Rick Barnes

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Born  July 17, 1954 (age 61) Hickory, North Carolina (1954-07-17)
1977–1978  North State Academy (asst.)
Team  Tennessee Volunteers basketball
Team coached  Texas Longhorns men's basketball (Coach, 1998–2015)
Children  Carley Barnes, Nick Barnes
Similar People  Shaka Smart, Donnie Tyndall, Bruce Pearl, Cuonzo Martin, Mack Brown

Education  Lenoir–Rhyne University

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Richard Dale Barnes (born July 17, 1954) is the current head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team, a post he has held since 2015.


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He coached Texas from 1998 to 2015, taking the team to the NCAA Tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons with the Longhorns, including 14 straight from 1999-2012, as well as 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Coaching tree

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

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  • Dennis Felton: Western Kentucky (1998–2003); Georgia (2003–2009)
  • Fran Fraschilla: Manhattan (1992–1996); St. John's (1996–1998); New Mexico (1999–2002)
  • Frank Haith: Miami (FL) (2004–2011); Missouri (2011–2014); Tulsa (2014–present)
  • Ed Kohtala: Alma (2001–2007)
  • Ken McDonald: Western Kentucky (2008–2012); Austin Toros/Spurs (2013–present)
  • Herb Sendek: Miami (OH) (1994–1996); NC State (1996–2006); Arizona State (2006–2015)
  • Larry Shyatt: Wyoming (1997–1998; 2011–present); Clemson (1998–2003)
  • Ricky Stokes: Virginia Tech (1999–2003); East Carolina (2005–2007)
  • Rodney Terry: Fresno State (2011–present)

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