Barry has led the tight ends for past four seasons and played a major role in the development of CMU's offensive lineman. Over the past two seasons, Central's tight ends have combined for 63 receptions for 644 yards and six touchdowns. The unit was also key in the run game, paving the way for Zurlon Tipton to rush for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns in 2012.
Barry worked directly with All-Mid-American Conference Second Team selection David Blackburn in 2011. Blackburn set career highs for receptions (34), receiving yards (479) and touchdown receptions (5) during his senior season en route to becoming the first CMU tight end since 1996 to earn all-conference recognition.
Blackburn posted then-career highs in receptions (22), receiving yards (285) and touchdown receptions (three) as a junior in 2010. That season, Barry also mentored redshirt freshman A.J. Westendorp, who started two games at tight end after making the transition from quarterback during the preseason.
Barry returned to CMU after spending the 2009 season as the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator and offensive line coach at North Greenville University. The Crusaders ranked sixth nationally in sacks allowed (nine sacks in 10 games) in 2009.
Barry spent the 2006-08 seasons at Michigan Tech, coaching the offensive line for three seasons and adding the responsibilities of offensive coordinator for his final two seasons. In three seasons, Barry worked directly with four All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team selections and a total of 10 All-GLIAC honorees.
The Huskies rushed for at least 2,000 yards each of Barry's three seasons. In 2007, Michigan Tech averaged 30.1 points per game and 414.1 yards of offense per game.
Graduating in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in construction management, Barry was a five-year member of the football program, earning three varsity letters as an offensive lineman. He was named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team in 2000. He served as a graduate assistant at CMU for the 2002 and 2003 seasons before being named the offensive line coach at Southwest Minnesota State, where he spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Barry also coordinated the strength and conditioning program while at Southwest Minnesota State.
Barry and his wife, Andrea, are the parents of two daughters, Aislin and Bridget, and a son, Finn.
|The Barry File|
|2002-2003||Central Michigan University||Graduate Assistant|
|2004-2005||Southwest Minnesota State University||Offensive Line|
|2006||Michigan Tech University||Offensive Line|
|2007-2008||Michigan Tech University||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line|
|2009||North Greenville University||Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator|
|2010-13||Central Michigan University||Tight Ends|
|2014-Present||Central Michigan University||Offensive Line|