New WR coach Kevin Barbay has a talented group to work with
The Cardinals lost on the road to McNeese State this Saturday night. (Lake Charles, LA)
Cardinals beat Nicholls (Beaumont, TX)
Former Nederland High School quarterback Kevin Barbay is in his second season coaching wide receivers at Lamar University.
Barbay comes to Lamar after spending the last two years as the athletics director and head coach at Warren (Texas) High School.
Following his high school career, Barbay went to Grambling State to play for former Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams. Barbay then returned to Lamar to finish his education and was introduced to coaching early as he was able to serve as wide receivers coach at Monsignor Kelly High School from 2003-05 while still a student at Lamar.
After earning his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Fitness Management from Lamar in 2005, Barbay worked as a graduate assistant coach at Baylor University from 2005-07.
Barbay's first full-time coaching job came at Texas A&M-Commerce. After finishing his master's degree from Baylor in 2007, Barbay spent two seasons as the quarterbacks/wide receivers coach with the Lions before moving on to North Texas as the tight ends coach for a season (2009).
Barbay comes from an impressive coaching pedigree. His late uncle Curtis Barbay was a highly successful coach at Newton High School, while his cousin Bryan is the head coach at Coldsprings High School and his cousin Darrell is the head coach at Jasper High School.
Barbay and his wife Kaci have two children, daughter Kynslie and son Karson.