Bulldogs News · Coach Brian Barnett takes position with DISD: ‘I am very appreciative of the support I had at ND’

Athletic Coordinator Brian Barnett introduces football Coach Bobby Estes to the North Dallas campus along with Principal Katherine Eska in February. Barnett has taken new position as assistant athletic director with DISD and Estes has been named the school’s athletic coordinator.


After five years as the North Dallas athletic coordinator and golf coach, Brian Barnett is leaving North Dallas to become an assistant athletic director with the Dallas ISD.

Coach Barnett started in his new position on Monday. He will oversee tennis, golf, baseball and equipment for all middle schools and high schools.

Football head coach Bobby Estes will replace Barnett as the school’s athletic coordinator, and the search is on for a golf coach.

“I truly enjoyed my time at ND. It is a really special place that you can’t explain until you’re a part of the Bulldog Family,” Coach Barnett said in an email. “My family will always look back on my years at ND as a special time in my career.”

Barnett was at North Dallas for six years — one year as a teacher and assistant football coach — and the last five years as athletic coordinator and golf coach. The girls golf team won the District 12-4A title last spring. In May 2018, Barnett received the honor of Co-Athletic Coordinator of the Year by the Dallas ISD.

“I’m really proud of the successes our coaches and kids have achieved over the last five years,” Barnett said. “I feel like our programs improved each year and had an outstanding 2018-2019. The coaches and kids have put in a lot of work and it has paid off. There are some really good coaches on staff and some great kids in the building.  I expect the program to continue the successes and reach even greater heights.”

Any final thoughts?

“I just want the faculty, staff, students and alumni know that I am very appreciative of the support I had at ND,” Coach Barnett continued. “I tell people all of the time about how special the NDHS alumni are and it is not something you can find anywhere else.  I will still be around and will definitely be attending some NDHS ballgames!”


Coach Brian Barnett sits with Silvia Salinas, who was named DISD athletic director, and North Dallas Principal Katherine Eska at a boys soccer playoff game.


Golf Coach Brian Barnett poses with the ND girls team after they won the District 12-4A team title last spring.


North Dallas’ Brian Barnett received the honor of Co-Athletic Coordinator of the Year in May 2018 from then-DISD Athletic Director Troy Mathieu.


Coach Brian Barnett opens the sports Athletic Awards events in May.


Thank you Coach Brian Barnett for guiding the North Dallas sports program the last five years.