Richard Barnes (born July 17, 1954) is a men's college basketball head coach for the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Barnes coached the Texas Longhorns from 1998 to 2015, taking the team to the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament in 16 of his 17 seasons, including 14 straight from 1999 to 2012, as well as a Final Four appearance led by T. J. Ford in 2003.
Rick Barnes Inducted Into North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame
The North Carolina native was recognized by his home state for his accomplishments on Tuesday. The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame will welcome Barnes and fourteen of his peers into its prestigious network on April 21.
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A native of Hickory, N.C., Barnes was born on July 17, 1954. He was a standout player at Hickory High, from which he graduated in 1973. Barnes moved on to Lenoir-Rhyne College (Hickory, N.C.), where he lettered for three seasons and won the Captain’s Award for Leadership as both a junior and senior.
2 days ago · Head coach Rick Barnes is one of the most storied figures in college basketball's history.He's found success everywhere he's coached and has revitalized several national brands. The North Carolina ...
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Jul 14, 2020 · Rick Barnes has been a Division I men's basketball head coach since 1987 when he landed his first head coaching gig at George Mason. Since then he has coached at Providence, Clemson, Texas and ...
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“Rick has built an incredible culture within our men’s basketball program that has spread throughout Vol Nation,” Director of Athletics Danny White said after announcing a contract extension for Barnes in March of 2022. “I’ve had a blast watching the best fanbase in the country embrace this team and create the most electric ...