Brad Barber joined the Hood College men's lacrosse staff as a graduate assistant coach after graduating from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pa., in May 2011. Barber earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from RMU.
A native of Frederick, Barber was a four-year starter for the Tuscarora Titans. He continued his career as a reserve on defense at RMU where he contributed to the growing success of the Colonials' program. In 2011, the Colonials posted a record of 9-7 and advanced to the inaugural Northeast Conference tournament as the No. 3 seed. RMU fell to second-seeded Quinnipiac University, 12-11 in double overtime.
Barber has been actively involved in the lacrosse community, giving private lessons and volunteering with the Western Maryland Youth Lacrosse organization to help young athletes learn the game of lacrosse and grow interest around the area.
Throughout the years, Barber has coached with many high school level club programs to help young athletes work towards their goal of playing at the collegiate level. Most recently, Barber was a speaker at the 2013 U.S. Lacrosse Convention, where he spoke to over 150 youth and high school coaches about team and individual defense.
In 2012, he established the Maryland Lacrosse Showcase based out of Frederick, Md., which is one of the largest recruiting events of its kind on the East Coast. Going into its second year, the showcase has attracted over 550 athletes from 37 states, five Canadian provinces and one European country.
Barber has also developed one of the largest club programs in Western Maryland for high school athletes. Athletes travel from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and all regions of Maryland to play for his program.
Barber will graduate with a masters in business administration from Hood College in May 2013.