Barry has been the President / Executive Director of the ALABCA since 2000.
He Coached baseball on the high school level for 2 years, the community college level for 9 years and the four-year collegiate level for 6 years.
His most recent coaching stint was as head coach at Lawson State Community College in Birmingham from 2006 – 2009.
Began his coaching career at Troy University in 1990 as a graduate assistant.
Completed both his Masters Degree in Foundations of Education in 1992, and his K – 12 Teachers Certification / Masters Degree in Health and Physical Education in 1995, from Troy State University.
Barry’s a native of Montgomery, AL. where he graduated from Montgomery Catholic High School in 1983.
He walked on at Chattahoochee Valley C.C., earned a scholarship his second quarter there. Was voted team captain by his teammates of the 1986 state community college champion “Pirates.”
Earned his B.S. degree in Psychology from Auburn University at Montgomery in 1990, while playing for the first two “Senator” baseball teams in 1988 & 1989.
Traveled to England, Germany, Brazil & Nicaragua in 1998 & 1999 as a Major League Baseball International Envoy (Diplomat) Coach to teach & promote baseball.
Has traveled to the Dominican Republic on several occasions to teach and learn baseball. His first trip in January of 1992, he spent a month at the Los Angeles Dodgers Complex. He lived there, helped the team practice each day and learned the Dodger way of baseball.
Spent the summers of 1994 & 1995 in Hornell, New York as the skipper of the Hornell Dodgers of the NCAA New York Collegiate Summer League.
They were Division Champions in 1994 and League Champions in 1995.
He attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School in January of 2000.
He was a featured speaker at the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association’s State Convention in Birmingham in 2001, and the American Baseball Coaches Association’s 2007 national convention in Orlando, Florida, as well as the ABCA’s national convention held in Chicago in 2013 and in Washington D.C. in 2021 (held virtually due to the covid situation). He also spoke at the National High School Baseball Coaches Association national convention in Nashville in December of 2010.
He umpired on the high school, community college & four-year college levels for several years.
He was the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association’s 2010 Distinguished Service Award recipient.
Inducted into the Alabama Community College Conference Hall of Fame – May 11, 2019 for Meritorious Service.
Inducted into the Alabama Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame – Class of 2023.