Barron is new women's hoops coach

Princeton NJ -- Richard Barron, who inherited a program that had not had a winning record in a decade and led it to a conference championship and national ranking within five years, has been named head women's basketball coach at the University.

Richard Barron



Barron comes to Princeton from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he had a 77-48 record in five years. His 2000-01 team went 18-7, won the first conference championship in school history and was ranked as high as 12th nationally in Division III. His last three teams had the three highest single-season win totals in school history, including a record 20 wins in 1999-2000.

"We're absolutely delighted to identify a coach with such an outstanding academic and coaching background," said Director of Athletics Gary Walters. "Richard has a proven record of success."

Barron, 32, took over at the University of the South (also known as Sewanee) in 1996 and immediately led the Tigers to their first winning season in 10 years. Prior to that he had served as an assistant coach with the men's team at Sewanee for four years. He is a 1991 graduate of Kenyon College.


May 21, 2001
Vol. 90, No. 28
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