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VIDEO: George Barber | Casting Vision (3/19/2018) - CASTING VISION for Illinois | GEORGE BARBER (R) for STATE SENATE, 54th District #Imagine #OurIllinois I BELIEVE I am the best candidate to continue the legacy of leadership of Senators READ MORE >>
VIDEO: George Barber | Term Limits & Pension Reform (3/16/2018) - GEORGEBARBER4IL | IL Republican State Senate Candidate (54th District) George Barber on term limits and pension reform. #Imagine #OurIllinois
VIDEO: George Barber | Pro-Life (3/14/2018) - I will insist on PRO-LIFE, PRO-FAMILY, PRO-SECOND AMENDMENT and “rule of law” principles. I will work to repeal laws like HB40, which mandates taxpayer-funded abortions, recognizing the sanctity of life READ MORE >>
George Barber for Illinois State Senate, 54th District (3/9/2018) - My name is George Barber. I am conservative Republican running for the Illinois State Senate in the 54th District. I have been married for 29 years to my beautiful wife, READ MORE >>
VIDEO: George Barber | Introduction (3/8/2018) -     Introducing Dr. George Barber, Republican for Illinois State Senate, 54th District My name is George Barber. I am conservative Republican running for the Illinois State Senate in the READ MORE >>
Senate Candidate Barber Picks Up Important Endorsements (2/16/2018) - For Immediate Release Feb. 16, 2018 Greenville, Illinois – An organization that has fought for open and honest government in Illinois for more than 70 years and an Illinois TEA Party READ MORE >>
Senate Candidate Barber Files for March 20, 2018 Primary (11/28/2017) - For Immediate Release Nov. 27, 2017 Greenville, Illinois – With more than 2,000 nominating signatures in hand, 54th District State Senate Candidate George Barber filed petitions for the March 20, READ MORE >>
Barber Announces Bid for State Senate Seat (10/20/2017) - By Dave Bell, The Greenville Advocate, October 19, 2017 Greenville University basketball coach George Barber has been drawing up innovative plays for Panther athletes for nearly two decades. This week, READ MORE >>


“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 >>