Coach Barker is in her second year as head coach for MHS. She lead the Lady Marauders to a 4th place 5-6A district finish in 2016, their best finish in the last 6 years. With graduating only 3 players and returning 11, she is very excited to see what next season holds!
In her collegiate career, Coach Barker played four years as a setter at Tarleton State University. Her junior year she earned Honorable Mention All-Conference, was named the LSC Co-Setter of the Week on Sept. 11, and won the Iron Texan Award. Her senior year, she was named to the Academic All-Conference team, the Second Team All-Conference, and recorded her 3,324th assist; setting the school record for career assists.
Coach Barker attended Amarillo High School and played for her mom, Coach Jan Barker. She was a three-year letter winner and helped lead her team to three consecutive 5A State Titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She is a two-time Second Team All-State selection by the Texas Sportswriters Association, two-time First Team All-District and Academic All-District, and named to the Academic All-State team as a senior. Coach Barker was also named Outstanding Setter at Duncanville’s Tournament of Champions, team captain, and won the 110% varsity team award.
She graduated from Tarleton State University with a degree in mathematics and a minor in psychology.