Corey Barker

Corey  Barker

Position:
Assistant Coach | Second Year


Corey Barker is in his second season as assistant coach at TCU.

In his first season with the Horned Frogs, Barker played an integral part in the second-largest turnaround in school history as TCU went 24-15, an improvement of 12 wins from the previous year. Win No. 24 gave TCU its first postseason championship, when it beat Georgia Tech, 88-56, at Madison Square Garden for in the NIT title. The victory also tied for the second-most wins in school history was the most since the 1997-98 season (27-6).

Barker, a Houston native, came to Fort Worth after spending one season as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech where he was instrumental in helping the Bulldogs sign four players from the state of Texas.

During the 2015-16 season, La Tech recorded a 23-10 overall record and advanced to postseason play. Barker played a key part in helping Alex Hamilton and Erik McCree earn all-conference accolades this past year. Hamilton was also the league Player of the Year and earned AP Honorable Mention All-America honors.

Prior to his time with Louisiana Tech, Barker spent one season at Bowling Green State University. During his short stint, the program recorded 21 wins and earned a postseason invitation after leading the Mid-Atlantic Conference in scoring defense. Individually, Barker helped coach Richaun Holmes to all-conference honors, as well as being named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Barker came to BGU after serving as an assistant coach at Arkansas State University for two years. In his two seasons, the Red Wolves posted back-to-back 19-win campaigns and made multiple appearances to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament semifinals. Under Barker's watch, ASU had four players garner all-conference accolades.

Barker arrived at Arkansas State after spending the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach at Paris Junior College in Paris, Texas, where he helped lead the Blazers to a 23-6 overall record and a Region XIV Zone Conference Championship title.

He has also had successful stints in the high school ranks, as he was an assistant coach for five years at North Forest High School in Houston and the Humble Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas, from 2005-10. While at Humble, Barker recruited and coached Latavious Williams, who was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2010, Marquette standout Junior Cadougan and former Texas A&M star Kourtney Roberson who became only the 16th Aggie in program history to top the 1,000-point, 500-rebound milestone in 2015.

Barker graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2003 with a degree in kinesiology. As a player for the Panthers, he helped the team capture their first conference title since 1962. Following his playing career, he served as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.

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