Frank Barker begins his second season assisting the Texan and Lady Texan cross country and track and field teams. He will work primarily with the distance runners.
His first season with South Plains College proved to be a successful one as he helped the Lady Texans to a share of the NJCAA Half-Marathon championship in November, 2010. A week earlier at the NJCAA cross country championships, both squads ran well with the Lady Texans coming up just short of the title with a runner-up finish and the Texans finishing third. Seven athletes earned All-American honors.
Coach Barker spent 39 years as a coach and teacher at Levelland Independent School District. His career in Levelland began in 1969 as an assistant football coach. He began coaching the cross country team in 1976 where he helped his teams qualify to every regional meet, except 1983, until his retirement.
In 1982 Barker took over as the head track coach for varsity girls.
After his retirement from Levelland after the 2008 school year, Coach Barker signed on to assist the cross country and track teams at Lubbock Christian University. In his two year stint at LCU Barker helped coach five athletes to the NAIA national meet and one became an all-American.
|Aaron Allen||FR||Distance||6-3||McKinney, Texas||McKinney Boyd HS|
|Kemoy Campbell||SO||Mid-Distance||Manchester, Jamaica||Bellefield HS|
|Rene Escobeda||FR||Distance||Eagle Pass, Texas||Eagle Pass HS|
|Tyrone Johnson||FR||Distance||5-8||Lubbock, Texas||Denton HS|
|Jonathan Lira||SO||Distance||Plains, Texas||Plains HS|
|Antonio MaScoll||FR||Mid-Distance||Bridgetown, Barbados||Ellerslie Secondary|
|Julian Parker||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Catholic HS|
|Kourtney Payne||SO||Mid-Distance||Dallas, Texas||Lancaster HS|
|Isaacc Placencia||SO||Distance||Lubbock, Texas||Lubbock HS|
|Luke Samarron||FR||Distance||5-10||Levelland, Texas||Levelland HS|
|Kin Scott||SO||Mid-Distance||Baton Rouge, Louisiana||Southern Lab HS|
|Braydon Villarreal||FR||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
|Bretton Villarreal||SO||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Tascosa HS|
|Joey Villarreal||FR||Distance||Amarillo, Texas||Randall HS|
Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009, 2014
Men's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1993, 1994, 1995
Men's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 1991, 1996, 1997
Women's Marathon NJCAA Champs 1996, 2002
Women's Half-Marathon NJCAA Champs 2010
Women's Cross Country NJCAA Champs 2006
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