Former York coach, John Barrett, takes new job at Westminster-Catawba.

Posted June 20, 2013 10:51 pm | Filed under Sports

Westminister Catawba Christian school has named former York high head coach John Barrett as the new coach of the varsity football team.Coach Barrett is a native of Sumter, South Carolina and has a wealth of coaching experience and mentoring young men in the 33 years of his coaching and teaching career. John is a graduate of The Citadel with a B.S. in Physical Education and holds a Masters of Science degree from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama. In addition to football, John has coached baseball, basketball, wrestling and track during his career.

John began his career at Hanahan High School in Berkeley County, South Carolina. He moved on to Chester High School and served as the Defensive Coordinator and from there on to 3-AAA powerhouse, Strom Thurmond High School in Johnston, South Carolina where he was the Defensive Coordinator. John joined Jimmy “Moose” Wallace’s staff at Northwestern High School and was part of three state championship teams while serving as an assistant under Wallace. Coach Wallace remarked, “Coach John Barrett is a Godly man, with impeccable character and integrity. He is a dedicated, committed, and loyal coach who will be an excellent addition to WCCS.”

John later became the head varsity football coach at York Comprehensive High School in 2006 and most recently served as interim head varsity football coach at Clover High School.

John is a leader and innovator in the area of conditioning and strength training and was voted the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association Strength Coach of the Year in 2004 and was also the recipient of the South Carolina Conditioning Strength Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004.

Coach Barrett resides in Rock Hill with his wife Anita and they have two grown daughters, Lee Ann Alderman and Dana Barrett. John and Anita are members of West End Baptist Church where John serves as a deacon and teaches Sunday School.