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(Neb.)- Paul Barrett Added To CSC Track & Field Staff

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 08/06/2019 10:14 AM
CHADRON, Neb. -- Chadron State College Head Track and Field Coach Riley Northrup introduced Paul Barrett on Monday as a full-time assistant coach for the Eagles throwing events.

Barrett retired from coaching at the University of Wyoming in 2017 after 23 seasons serving as the throws coach and associate head coach there, with stints at the University of Kentucky and the University of Colorado sandwiched in-between.

He has coached one NCAA Champion, 21 All–Americans, and 32 conference champs during his career, in addition to 46 conference runners-up and a total of 117 all-conference performers.

Top athletes coached by Barrett include 1996 NCAA weight throw champion Ryan Butler, 2016 U.S. Olympian discus thrower Mason Finley, and Matt Kavanagh, Kentucky's school hammer throw record-holder since 1999.

Barrett competed at the college level for his alma mater Washington State University, where he was a WSU letterman and a Pac-10 finalist in the hammer throw.

He also competed for Spokane Community College before transferring to WSU.  While at SCC, Barrett was a three-time NWAACC conference champion as well as a three-time junior college All American in the hammer and discus throw events.

Barrett is a former two-time USATF Masters champion, setting what was then a U.S. record in the throws pentathlon in 2003, and earning another title in the 2008 hammer throw.

He was inducted into the Community Colleges of Spokane Hall of Fame in 2013 for his achievements.

Barrett has two daughters, Kala and Kelsey.


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