Barry Collier

Barry Collier (born July 15, 1954)

Current position: Vice President & Director of Athletics at Butler University
Teams coached: Butler Bulldogs, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Current conference: Big East Conference
Butler record: 196-132 (.598)
Nebraska record: 89-91 (.494)
Overall record: 285-223 (.561)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  3  (1997, 1998, 2000)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  5  (1991, 1992, 1999, 2004, 2006)
  • MCC Regular Season Champion:  2  (1997, 2000)
  • MCC Tournament Champion:  3  (1997, 1998, 2000)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2000-2006 Nebraska
1989-2000 Butler
1986-1989 Stanford (asst)
1983-1986 Oregon (asst)
1978-1983 Idaho (asst)
1977-1978 Seattle Central CC (asst)
1976-1977 Rose Hulman (asst)

Barry Collier Facts

  • Barry Scott Collier
  • Born July 15, 1954
  • Hometown: Miami, Florida
  • Alma Mater: Butler University (BS, 1976) / Indiana State University (MS, 1977)
  • After graduating from Miami Palmetto HS, Collier started his collegiate career at Miami Dade CC
    • Transferred to Butler in 1974, playing two seasons there under head coach George Theofanis
  • Started his coaching career after graduation, spending one year each assisting at Rose-Hulman (IN) and Seattle Central CC
  • Spent eights seasons as an assistant under Don Monson, five at Idaho and then three at Oregon
  • Moved on to Stanford, working for three seasons as an assistant under Hall of Fame head coach Mike Montgomery
  • First head coaching gig came in 1989, when he became the head man at alma mater Butler
    • Won 196 games in 11 years, leading the Bulldogs to 3 NCAA Tournaments and winning the MCC title twice
  • Left Butler in 2000 to take over as the head coach at Nebraska in the Big 12
    • Was two games below .500 during his six-year tenure in Lincoln, leading the Huskers to two NITs but never the NCAA
  • Following the 2005-06 season, Collier left Nebraska and returned to Butler as Vice President and Director of Athletics
  • Along with his wife, Annette, has three children

Barry Collier Coaching Tree

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