“Coach Barber Named Among ‘Most Distinguished Men Of Illinois'” by Rachel Heston-Davis | Greenville University News | October 5, 2017
Greenville University Head Men’s Basketball Coach George Barber was among the men named Most Distinguished Men of Illinois for 2017.
The award is given by the nonprofit organization Continuing Academic Training (CAT), which supports academic success for at-risk youth by offering customized educational services to help students, parents and educators break the cycle of failure in school. …
The Most Distinguished Men of Illinois recognizes educators who contribute to the academic growth of youth, families and community organizations. READ MORE >>
“SLIAC CHAMPIONS! Men’s basketball wins outright league title” | Greenville University Athletics | February 18, 2017
GREENVILLE, Ill. — A monumental afternoon gave the men’s basketball team the outright SLIAC championship for the second time in its history as they rolled to a 126-104 win against Blackburn on Saturday. READ MORE >>
“It all began in 1999” by Allyson Mitchell | Greenville University Papyrus | April 27, 2017
In 2017, the Greenville College Men’s basketball was announced as the fastest team in the nation. Who is behind all of this success?
Head coach, George Barber, has been at Greenville since 1999. Prior to coming to Greenville, he was an assistant coach at Bradley University and an administrative assistant at the University of Kentucky, where he was a part of Rick Pitino’s national champion team in 1996.
In 2016, Barber was named “Coach of the Year” while the Panthers were SLIAC conference co-champions. The following season (2017), the Panthers outright won the SLIAC for the first time in program history. The Panthers averaged 130 points per game. READ MORE >>
“D-III Greenville leads the nation in scoring behind Grinnell system” by Stu Durando | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | January 31, 2017
GREENVILLE, ILL. • The flow and speed of traffic on the court at Greenville College failed to follow standard conventions of basketball from the opening tip-off.
The ball moved as if placed in a pinball machine, the direction changing haphazardly amid deflections and steals and the urgent desire to score. It was exactly what Greenville coach George Barber wanted to see. READ MORE >>