After four years as an assistant at University of the Ozarks, Vinny Barber has been promoted to Head Men’s Wrestling Coach. LeRoy Gardner will remain as Head Women’s Wrestling Coach and Assistant Athletic Director. Barber joined the Eagles for the 2018-2019 season and has helped coach a pair of NCAA qualifiers.
Clarksville, Ark.-Vinny Barber has been promoted to head men’s wrestling coach, it was announced by athletic director Jimmy Clark Tuesday (August 16).
Barber, who just finished his fourth season as the assistant coach, will take over the program for LeRoy Garner. Gardner will turn his focus to the women’s program and remain as the head women’s coach and assistant athletic director.
“Vinny is the right guy to lead this program,” said Clark. “I want to thank LeRoy for the way he built the program and for his tireless effort to serve our student-athletes. Under his leadership, this is a strong program that has seen significant success on the mat and in the classroom. Vinny has played an integral role with all of the achievement and success. He will continue our outstanding tradition. Vinny combines great recruiting skills and coaching knowledge. He loves the university and will give every ounce of effort to continue the success of our program.”