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Brent Barker
Head Coach
2nd Season

Brent Barker enters his second season as Faulkner's head football coach, having guided the Eagles to their first winning season in 2012. Faulkner challenged for the MSC West Division crown for much of the year before finishing with a 6-5 record.

Also serving as Faulkner's athletic director, the Texas native looks to continue to turnaround the program, which had a 10-41 overall record prior to last season. Barker was an ultra-successful high school football and baseball coach in talent-rich Texas before arriving at Faulkner in 2001 to lead the Eagles' baseball program. The former Texas Christian University infielder took the Faulkner program to new heights in his seven years at the helm before becoming the Eagles' athletic director in 2005.

"Brent Barker has years of coaching experience both at the high school and college level," Faulkner president Billy D. Hilyer said upon the hiring. "He was an outstanding athlete himself in multiple sports in high school and, although he could have played college football, he opted to play baseball at TCU.  But, what really excites me about Brent is his enthusiasm, his people skills and the personal interest he takes in his players. Also, he is a tireless worker. He has a passion to win - the right way."

Barker took over a program that had only won 10 games in the first five years of existence. He quickly impacted the dynamic in the football fieldhouse in a positive way. 

"I enjoy working with all of our fine young men who play football at Faulkner," said Barker, 47. "We feel that we can compete nationally, and that is our goal. Ultimately, however, we want to represent Faulkner University in a Christ-like way both on the field and off of it."

In Texas, Barker was an assistant coach for eight seasons, including a three-year stint at national powerhouse Southlake Carroll. During his time at Southlake, the Dragons won 77 regular season games in a row and in the midst of a 33-game win streak won a state championship. As the head coach at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth, Barker posted a 42-17 record en route to a pair of district championships and a state championship game berth.

Barker earned a bachelor's degree in Education from TCU. He is married to the former Belinda McLeod of Ft. Worth, Texas, and the couple has two children - Brooke, age 23, and Bridget, age 20.

 2013 Football Roster 
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Shane Drozdowski*JRWR6-3200Granada Hills, Calif.College of the Canyons
Marquis Hagewood*SOWR6-1210Navarre, Fla.Cumberland University
Lagori McCain*FRDB6-1185Alexander City, Ala.Benjamin Russell High School
D.J. McDonough*SRLB6-0235Daly City, Calif.College of San Mateo
Kameron Ricks*SODL6-1205Birmingham, Ala.Spain Park High School
Josh Taylor*SOWR5-10175Talladega, Ala.Winterboro High School
John Tupou*SROL6-8345Sacramento, Calif.Sacramento City College
Dee Weidman*JRDL6-5240Forest, Miss.East Central Community College
1Trump HarrisonSRWR5-5150Pasadena, Calif.Pasadena City College
2Donald SpencerSRWR6-3210Ypsilanti, Mich.Indiana State University
3Aaron ThompsonJRDB5-10160Calhoun City, Miss.NW Mississippi Community College
4Greg HollingerJRWR6-4235Frisco City, Ala.University of South Alabama
5Dennis ThamesJRDB6-0190Louisville, Miss.East Central Community College
6Marte SearsJRDB6-5220Fresno, Calif.College of the Sequoias
7Tre WhitakerFRDB5-8140Alpharetta, Ga.Alpharetta High School
8A.J. StevensonJRWR6-4190Birmingham, Ala.Cisco College
9Cory AubertSRDB6-1195Orangevale, Calif.American River College
10Steven DawsonSRWR5-11195Valdosta, Ga.Mt. San Jacinto College
11Damon BacaSRWR6-0200Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.Citrus College
12Seth BakerJRQB6-4215Springville, Ala.Springville High School
13Schyler WalkerSOQB6-3230Oneonta, Ala.SW Mississippi Community College
14Josh HollingsworthSRQB6-1215Hamilton, Ala.Furman University
15LaGerald MaloneFRWR5-7150Gadsden, Ala.Gadsden City High School
16David CochranSOQB6-0230Buena Vista, Ga.Chattahoochee County High School
18Isaac FranklinJRLB6-2210Mobile, Ala.Baker High School
19Truman FranklinSOQB6-6230Wetumpka, Ala.Malone University
20Mitchell HoskinsJRLB6-1245Port Gibson, Miss.Hinds Community College
21Donny RugglesSRDB5-9175Lake Forest, Calif.Golden West College
22Triston McCathernSRRB5-6165Lynn Haven, Fla.A.C. Mosley High School
23D.J. BoxJRRB5-6180Tuscumbia, Ala.University of North Alabama
24David AmosSRRB5-9180Woodstock, Ga.Knoxville Christian School
25Dai'Von McLucasSRLB5-11210Arlington, TexasKilgore College
26Aramis CallowayJRDB6-0200Fort Meyers, Fla.Point University
27Tanner MartinFRRB5-6180Fairhope, Ala.Fairhope High School
28Tony ThreattSOLB6-3230Leeds, Ala.University of South Alabama
29Lorenzo FitchJRDB5-10175Hoover, Ala.Carson-Newman College
30Brandon HortonSRDB5-11175Maylene, Ala.Lambuth University
31Matt RabrenFRLB6-1205Knoxville, Tenn.Hardin Valley Academy
32Luke HoltFRLB6-1220Daviston, Ala.Horseshoe Bend School
33Demetre BakerJRRB6-1210Orange Park, Fla.University of South Alabama
34Garrett CobbFROL5-10210Pensacola, Fla.Pine Forest High School
35Jesse HarrellJRDB6-1200Thomasville, Ala.Thomasville High School
36Javorius HunterFRLB6-0205Northport, Ala.Tuscaloosa County High School
37Ray SmithJRLB6-0235San Mateo, Calif.College of San Mateo
38Chris FiscusSRLB5-11225Huntington Beach, Calif.Golden West College
39Jay ColemanSOWR6-2205Opelika, Ala.Beauregard High School
40Ken JewsFRLB6-2240Killeen, TexasChattahoochee County High School
41Keylan SmithFRDB6-0185Fairhope, Ala.Fairhope High School
42Kelepi NauSRLB5-9250Salinas, Calif.Hartnell College
43Justin OatesSOLB5-11220Prattville, Ala.Prattville High School
44David WashingtonJRDL6-2335Locust Grove, Ga.Hinds Community College
45Kelvin BurdenFRDB6-0160Jackson, Ala.Jackson High School
46Kenny BeckJRDL6-4250Dadeville, Ala.Furman University
47Mete BucknerFRRB6-1210Alexander City, Ala.Benjamin Russell High School
48Corey GoodsonJRRB6-1210Brundidge, Ala.Pike Liberal Arts Academy
49Ty HardnettSRDL6-3265Daviston, Ala.Troy University
50Jeremy JonesSRLB5-10210Enterprise, Ala.Lambuth University
51Andrew MahanSRDL6-4230Selma, Ala.Itawamba Community College
52Oscar ValladaresJROL5-8210Calhoun, Ga.Calhoun High School
53Holden KeithFRLB6-1200Hampton, Ga.Luella High School
55Randall ReeseFRDL6-2250Prattville, Ala.Prattville High School
56Raymond BusbySOOL6-3270Milton, Fla.Huntingdon College
57John CooperSROL6-2270Crawfordville, Fla.Wakulla High School
58Richard GriffithFRLB5-11215Paragould, Ark.Greene County High School
59Sawyer HaukFRLB6-0215Eclectic, Ala.Elmore County High School
60Coco LattimoreJROL6-4255Salinas, Calif.Hartnell College
61Michael MorakisFROL6-2230Lake Worth, Fla.Park Vista High School
62Justin CallowayFROL6-2265Pace, Fla.Pace High School
63Jacob PetersFRDL6-2260Ozark, Ala.Ariton High School
64Jacob CarterFROL6-3255Mobile, Ala.Baker High School
65Ryan FoxJROL6-0250Hoover, Ala.Spain Park High School
66Kyle SandersonJROL5-8235Montgomery, Ala.Alabama Christian Academy
67Jeffrey GoodwinFRDL5-9240Jackson, Ala.Jackson High School
68Aaron DuncanJROL6-2300Booneville, Miss.Booneville High School
69Ben KissingerJROL6-2280Douglasville, Ga.Harding University
70Elliott GravesSOOL6-2250Lawrenceville, Ga.Brookwood High School
71Trevor MotesJRDL5-11255Columbiana, Ala.Shelby County High School
72Tucker SmithSOOL6-3260Calhoun, Ga.Calhoun High School
73B.J. TurnerFROL6-4270Piedmont, Ala.Spring Garden High School
74Matt BrysonFROL6-3260Geraldine, Ala.Geraldine High School
76Cole WesternFROL6-3270Chipley, Fla.Chipley High School
77Semisi TupouJROL6-4400Buena Park, Calif.East Central Community College
79Hunter ScottJROL6-3290Fayetteville, Ala.Fayetteville High School
80Franklin WilliamsSODL6-4215Dothan, Ala.University of West Alabama
81Rondrick RagsdaleSRDL6-3220Jackson, Miss.Hinds Community College
82Jordan VeasyFRWR6-3210Gadsden, Ala.Gadsden City High School
83Xavier WillisFRWR5-10160Newton, Miss.Newton High School
84Antoine TurnerSRWR6-1200San Francisco, Calif.College of San Mateo
85Logan MotteFRWR5-10185Warrior, Ala.Mortimer Jordan High School
86A.J. FreemanFRWR5-6160Birmingham, Ala.Pinson Valley High School
87Danny MadisonSOWR5-7180Montgomery, Ala.Alabama Christian Academy
88Gabe WhiteJRWR6-4195Meridianville, Ala.Hazel Green High School
89JaDerrick HarrellFRRB6-1225Alexander City, Ala.Benjamin Russell High School
90Cameron GolobFRK5-11160West Palm Beach, Fla.Palm Beach Central High School
91Keyvus McKenzieJRDL5-11250Arlington, Ga.College of the Siskiyous
92Antonio JemisonJRDL6-3305Bessemer, Ala.Mississippi Delta Community College
93Timmy ElamFRK6-2225Florence, Ala.Florence High School
94Caleb RettigJRLB5-10210Bessemer, Ala.Hope Christian Academy
95Alex LindsayFRK6-1175Wetumpka, Ala.Wetumpka High School
97Conor BreedenFRDL6-2220Meridianville, Ala.Hazel Green High School
98Hunter KennamerSOK5-10185Guntersville, Ala.Guntersville High School
99Eric ThompsonJRDL6-2315Villa Rica, Ga.Villa Rica High School
* Redshirt
Brent Barker - Head Coach - 2nd season
Charlie Boren - Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs - 2nd season
Blake Boren - Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator - 2nd season
Brandon Slay - Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator - 3rd season
Keith Houston - Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams, DBs - 2nd season
Jamie Carter - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line - 2nd season
Charlie Knapp - Outside Linebackers - 7th season
Zach Tribble - Tight Ends - 3rd season
Ed Donahoo - Kickers - 2nd season
Steve Phillips - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Henry Woodard - Offensive Quality Control - 1st season
Dean Briggs - Defensive Quality Control - 4th season
Zeke Pigg - Student Assistant - 1st season
Mitchell Thornton - Student Assistant - 1st season
Radarius Owens - Student Assistant - 1st season
Harrison Gore - Student Assistant - 1st season
Casey Frost - Student Assistant - 1st season
Charlie Morris - Manager - 1st season
Michael Lynam - Manager - 1st season
Dylan Hughes - Manager - 1st season