2011 Women's Cross Country
Frank Barker
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Frank Barker - Assistant Coach

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.

2011 Women's Cross Country Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
Natoya GouleSOMid-Distance Clarendon, JamaicaManchester HS
Michaela JohnsonFRDistance5-8Carlsbad, New MexicoCarlsbad HS
Darroneshia LottFRMid-Distance5-6Pensacola, FloridaPine Forest HS
Kateland MaddoxFRDistance5-6Amarillo, TexasCanyon HS
Tiffany MatthewsSODistance Milwaukee, WisconsinBradley Trade School
Brittany SheddFRDistance5-0Petersburg, TexasLubbock Christian University
Kirsten TaylorSODistance Odessa, TexasOdessa HS
Chris Beene - Head Coach - 8th season
Mendy Wyatt - Head Athletic Trainer - 1st season
Frank Barker - Assistant Coach
Janee' Lewis - Athletic Trainer
Mercedes Vasquez - Athletic Trainer
Men's Half Marathon NJCAA Champs 2006, 2008, 2009

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