Rod Barnes

Rod Barnes (born January 8, 1966)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners
Current conference: Big West Conference
Ole Miss record: 141-109 (.564)
Georgia State record: 44-79 (.358)
Cal State Bakersfield record: 195-212 (.479)
Overall record: 381-401 (.487)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2011-present Cal State Bakersfield
2007-2011 Georgia State
2006-2007 Oklahoma (asst)
1998-2006 Ole Miss
1993-1998 Ole Miss (asst)
1990-1993 Livingston (asst)

Rod Barnes Facts

  • Rodrick Kenneth Barnes
  • Born January 8, 1966
  • Hometown: Satartia, Mississippi
  • Alma Mater: University of Mississippi (BA, 1988)
  • Played four seasons at hometown Ole Miss, first for head coach Lee Hunt and later for Rob Evans
  • Started coaching career in 1990 as an assistant at D-II Livingston College (now U of West Alabama)
  • Spent five seasons as an assistant to Evans at Ole Miss before taking over as the Rebels head coach in 1998
    • Went to three NCAA Tournaments and one NIT in his first four years, but success waned and the team finished below .500 for the next four
  • Worked as an assistant to Jeff Capel III at Oklahoma for one season between head coaching jobs
  • Was head coach of the Georgia State Panthers for four seasons, going 44-79 overall
  • In March 2011, Barnes became the head coach at Cal State Bakersfield

Rod Barnes Coaching Tree