Colin Barnes
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Colin Barnes
Volunteer Assistant
csbarnes3@crimson.ua.edu
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Division 1


Colin Barnes begins his second season as the Crimson Tide's volunteer assistant coach.

"I'd like to thank Coach Hart for this wonderful opportunity," Barnes said. "It is a privilege and honor to be a part of a university that holds so much tradition of success across all sports. Just as important, I'm looking forward to working with such quality coaches and people within the program to help achieve their team and player goals."

A native of Hoover, Ala., Barnes has coached at the youth level around the country. In addition, Barnes served as graduate assistant coach for three seasons (2011-13) at Columbus State (Ga.) University. While there, he assisted the coaching staff in training and was the head of recruiting, field maintenance and equipment for a team that reached the NCAA Division II Sweet 16 in 2012.

He began his club coaching career at the Highland Football Club in Asheville, N.C., where he served as both a head coach and assistant coach from 1999-2002. Barnes then joined the Cape Fear Youth Soccer Association in Wilmington, N.C., as an assistant director of coaching from 2002-03. From 2003-04, Barnes was the director of coaching of the Port City Soccer Club where he co-founded, coordinated and organized the immerging club of 240 recreational players and 30 select players.

Following that, he moved to Peachtree City, Ga., to become the Academy Director for the Peachtree City Lazers, a position he held from 2004-06. Barnes briefly joined the Chicago Magic Soccer Club in Frankfort, Ill., in 2006. Barnes then became the Technical Director of the Concorde Fire Soccer Club in Atlanta from 2006-11. Barnes completed his club coaching career at the CSB Soccer Academy in Columbus, Ga., from 2012-14, where he was the Founder and Director of Coaching.

Barnes earned his Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Sciences from UNC Asheville in May, 2002. In December 2013, he graduated from Columbus State University with a Masters of Teaching.

Colin holds a USSF National Youth License, a USSF National GK License, a USSF "A," "B," "C" and "D" License and NSCAA GK Level "I" and "II" licenses.