Athletic Coordinator at North Dallas High School
Years Coaching: 18
Collegiate Alma Mater: University of Texas at Austin
Barnett graduated from North Mesquite High School and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the 1994 Southwest Conference Champion Longhorns football team.
Barnett began his teaching and coaching career at his alma mater, North Mesquite High School, in 1997, where he coached football, basketball, track and taught Spanish. Barnett then spent 10 years in Crandall ISD — six as the athletic director and head football coach. At Crandall, Barnett won two district championships and was named District Coach of the Year twice. Barnett also coached powerlifting and track and field, training many regional qualifiers, state qualifiers and state champion athletes.
Barnett served as assistant football coach at North Dallas High School in 2012 before a one-year stint teaching Special Education at Mesquite Horn High School. Barnett returned to Dallas ISD and became campus athletic coordinator at NDHS. He is in his fourth year as athletic coordinator at ND.
Coach Barnett is very passionate about kids and realizes the tremendous impact athletics can have on the lives of young people. He believes that every kid should be provided the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities and strives to make it a positive experience for all of them. His goal is to teach life lessons through athletics that help student-athletes grow into mature, responsible young adults.
Coach Barnett and his wife Shannon have three daughters—Brennan (19), Ryan (13), and Britt (9).