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Barney Farrar
Barney Farrar

Position:
Director of High School Relations and Player Developm

11/28/2011

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The final football show of 2011 will take place before switching over to men's basketball.

Barney Farrar begins his first season as the head of Southern Miss' player development program and will also lead the charge in building and maintain relationships at the high school level.

Farrar assumed his new position after three seasons as the tight ends coach for the Golden Eagles. In his second year, Farrar fought cancer and was able to return to 100 percent.

He was also named by Rivals.com as one of the top "Non-Big Six" Recruiters of the Year for the class of 2010 and was one of only four C-USA coaches selected.

Farrar's tight ends were instrumental to the success of Fedora's passing attack in each of the three years he mentored the group as they were the top targets year after year.

Prior to coming to the Golden Eagles, Farrar had stops at Iowa State, Ole Miss, Rice and Clemson.

The native of Kossuth, Miss., played his collegiate football at Northeast (Miss.) Junior College and at Delta State. As a Statesman, Farrar helped DSU accumulate a 12-8 record in 1981 and 1982 while also serving as a team captain his senior season.

He earned a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1983 and a master's degree in physical education in 1985, both from Delta State.

Farrar has a son, Clint, and a daughter, Cari.

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