|Title:||Assistant Football Coach- Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks & Halfbacks|
Now in his seventh season on Guilford’s staff, Chris Barnette '07 took over his alma mater’s offense in July 2011. He has contributed to the most prolific offensive era in Guilford’s football history as both a student and coach. Barnette caught a school-record 266 passes for 2953 yards and 30 touchdowns in his four-year career and was named a 2006 All-American by the American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com. One of his protégés, Hagen Miller '10, broke Barnette's school receptions record and led NCAA Division III in catches per game in 2007. Four Guilford wideouts have earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) honors under Barnette’s tutelage: Joe Joyner '07, Kevin Vaughn '08, Justin Parker '11 and Ben King '13. Vaughn was a 2008 D3football.com All-American.
Barnette joined a select group of professional and college football assistants for the 2012 NFL-NCAA Coaches' Academy. He was one of 60 coaches chosen for the three-ady institute that provided former NFL players and current NCAA college coaches with tools and networking opportunities for potential careers as football coaches.
In the spring of 2008, Barnette served as the offensive coordinator for the Elancourt Templiers of the French Elite League. The team went 9-3 and reached the league championship game.
Barnette exhausted his athletic eligibility in 2006 after a second straight All-America season. He led Guilford’s pass-catchers in each of his four years. The Quakers' first ODAC Offensive Player of the Year, Barnette played in the 2006 East Coast Bowl and Aztec Bowl senior all-star games. The Semora, N.C., native was an all-conference receiver and quarterback at Person High School for coach Mark Lunsford. His brother, Jamie, quarterbacked North Carolina State University from 1994-99.
Barnette earned his degree in sport management from Guilford.