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Tony Barbee

  • Player
  • Number: 22
  • Position: F/G
  • Height: 6' 6“
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
  • High School: North Central
  • Prep School: none
  • Transfer From: none
  • Birthdate: August 10, 1971

At UMass (Player)

  • Solid outside shooter, averaging in double-figures each of his four seasons
  • 1,643 career points. At the time he finished, this was third-most all-time at UMass. See where that ranks on the current UMass all-time list.
  • Ranked in the top ten in several UMass record categories1)
  • 1244 field goals attempted was sixth-most.
  • 116 three-pointers made, and 341 threes attempted, were both third-most.
  • 477 free throws made was second-most, 657 was third-most.
  • 135 steals was tied for fifth-most.
  • 126 games played was tied for first (with Jim McCoy).
  • 118 games started was second-most (Jim McCoy 121).
  • 3692 minutes played was fourth-most.

1992-93 Senior Year

  • Co-captain, along with Harper Williams
  • All-Atlantic 10 Second Team
  • NABC All-District Second Team
  • Third on the team in scoring with 13.5 ppg
  • Led team in minutes played (941 in 31 games, 30.4 mpg)
  • Perfect 10-10 FTs vs. Rutgers (2/6/1993)
  • Shot 7-8 from the line versus Virginia (3/21), which was UM's best in an NCAA Tournament game2)

1991-92 Junior Year

  • NABC All-District Second Team
  • Third on the team in scoring with 12.1 ppg
  • 20 free throws attempted (in game vs. New Hampshire, 12/20/1991) is tied for 4th in UMass record book.3)

1990-91 Sophomore Year

  • All-Atlantic 10 Second Team
  • Second on the team in scoring with 15.3 ppg
  • 141 free throws was, at the time, sixth-most in a single UMass season. 203 free throws attempted was fourth-most.4)
  • Last-second 3-pointer at Siena sent UMass to NIT Final Four

1989-90 Freshman Year

  • Atlantic 10 All-Freshman Team
  • Second on the team in scoring with 11.4 ppg
  • First on the team in free throw percentage at .809

Statistics

SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAFG%2P2PA2P%3P3PA3P%FTFTAFT%PTSPPGTRBRPGASTSTLBLKTOVPF
1989-90302687829.3106262.40582186.4412476.316106131.80934211.41464.93534185177
1990-91302788529.5153340.450140285.4911355.236141203.69546015.31254.2843598093
1991-92353498828.2137322.42597220.44140102.392108163.66342212.11785.18939136888
1992-93313194130.4129320.40390212.42539108.361122160.76341913.51725.57327158477
Career126118369229.35251244.422409903.453116341.340477657.726164313.06214.928113555283335

Career high in points: 31 versus South Carolina (12/29/1992 in Springfield)

Barbee playing in The Cage, here against West Virginia.
Another from a game in The Cage.

Professional Career

Central Michigan Chippewas (2021-)

Head Coach

Kentucky Wildcats (2014-21)

Special Assistant / Assistant / Associate Head Coach

  • Served as an assistant coach from 2015-16 through 2019-20, and then the 2020-21 season as associate head coach.6)
  • In this seven season span, UK went .770 and played in five of the six NCAA Tournaments (1 Final Four, 3 Elite Eights, 4 Sweet Sixteens). UK was the SEC regular season champ four times, and won four straight SEC tournaments (2015-18).
  • Reunited with John Calipari in Lexington, joining the staff in August 2014. Kentucky created a “special assistant to the head coach” position for him.

Auburn Tigers (2010-14)

Head Coach

  • Let go after four seasons, after Tigers couldn't get to .500.
  • Went 0-5 against Kentucky and John Calipari.
  • Hired at Auburn in March 2010, the first black basketball coach in school history.7)
SeasonRecord
2013-1414-16 / 6-12
2012-139-23 / 3-15
2011-1215-16 / 5-11
2010-1111-20 / 4-12
TotalsOverall: 49-75 (.395)
SEC: 18-50 (.265)

Texas - El Paso (UTEP) Miners (2006-10)

Head Coach

  • In his four years, he guided UTEP to a 82-52 (.612) overall record, and 39-25 (.609) in Conference USA.
  • 2009-10: UTEP goes 15-1 in C-USA and wins the conference title (first since 2004), climbs back into the AP rankings (first since 1992), and reaches the NCAA Tournament (first since 2005).8)
  • New job articles: August 2006, November 2006.
  • Barbee was the first black head coach at UTEP,9) a school that broke a color barrier in 1966 as the first NCAA champion with five African-American starters.
  • Got his first head coaching job with UTEP, starting in the 2006-07 season, backfilling Doc Sadler after he went to Nebraska.
SeasonRecordNotables
2009-1026-7 / 15-1C-USA Reg. Season Champ, NCAA Tournament
2008-0923-14 / 10-6CBI Finalist
2007-0819-14 / 8-8CBI Tournament
2006-0714-17 / 6-10
TotalsOverall: 82-52 (.612)
C-USA: 39-25 (.609)

Memphis Tigers (2000-06)

Assistant Coach

Mid and late 1990s

  • Came back to UMass as an assistant coach for the 1999-2000 season. Article on his return.
  • Took an assistant coach job at Wyoming for the 1998-99 season.
  • Served as assistant coach to Bruiser Flint for the 1996-97 and 1997-98 seasons. UMass made the NCAA Tournament in both seasons.
  • Offered an assistant coaching position at St. John's in the 1996 off-season, which he turned down.
  • Returned to UMass for the 1995-96 season for a graduate assistant's role, and also and joined the radio team with Marc Vandermeer and Jack Leaman.
  • Played professionally in France, for LaRochelle, 1994-95.
  • Played professionally in Spain, for Cornella in Barcelona, 1993-94.
tony_barbee.txt · Last modified: 2021/06/07 17:08 by mikeuma