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.
|Natoya Goule||SO||Mid-Distance||Clarendon, Jamaica||Manchester HS|
|Michaela Johnson||FR||Distance||5-8||Carlsbad, New Mexico||Carlsbad HS|
|Darroneshia Lott||FR||Mid-Distance||5-6||Pensacola, Florida||Pine Forest HS|
|Kateland Maddox||FR||Distance||5-6||Amarillo, Texas||Canyon HS|
|Tiffany Matthews||SO||Distance||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Bradley Trade School|
|Brittany Shedd||FR||Distance||5-0||Petersburg, Texas||Lubbock Christian University|
|Kirsten Taylor||SO||Distance||Odessa, Texas||Odessa HS|
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|NJCAA Half Marathon | Topeka, Kan.|