Brent Barker begins his fourth year as the Athletic Director of the Eagle Mountain Saginaw ISD. He returned to his home state of Texas after an ultra-successful stint at the collegiate level, where he served as both a head coach and athletic director at Faulkner University in Alabama.
Coach Barker began his career in public school as a coach. At Southlake Carroll, Barker served as the head baseball coach, where he garnered a 77-23 record in three seasons, including three trips to the regional tournament. In 1996, he guided the Dragons to the 4A state tournament.
In his 14 years at Faulkner, Barker served four sports as head coach - baseball, men's and women's golf and football - and has been the athletic director the past nine years. He came to Faulkner in 2001 as the head baseball coach, and immediately lifted the Eagles to national prominence. Faulkner was consistently ranked in the NAIA's top 10 and in seven total seasons at the helm he averaged 40 wins a year. He guided the Eagles to the 2001 NCCAA national championship and to NAIA regional tournaments in 2002, 2003 and 2004, with his 2004 team winning the Georgia-Alabama-Carolina Conference championship.
Barker was a three-sport letterman at Western Hills High School in Forth Worth before earning a baseball scholarship to Texas Christian University, where he was a four-year starter as a middle infielder for the Horned Frogs. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from TCU, graduating 1986. He and his wife Belinda have been married for 30 years, and have two daughters - Brooke and Bridget.