Alabama Basketball Hires New Strength and Conditioning Coach
The Alabama men's basketball team hired Henry Barrera to be the new strength and conditioning coach. Barrera announced the move via an Instagram post on Sunday.
Barrera worked at Liberty since 2015, first as the men's basketball director of performance and then spent the last four years as the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports.
According to Liberty's athletics website, "As a basketball player, Barrera began his college career with Leon Rice at Yakima Valley Community College helping rebuild a dormant program and eventually becoming league co-champs in 1996-97. After two years at Yakima Valley Community College Henry moved onto Multnomah University where he had a stellar career, averaging close to 20.0 ppg and dishing out almost 8.0 apg. Barrera was rewarded for his hard work and dedication by being named a three-time All-American and was ultimately honored with the 1999-2000 NCCAA Pete Maravich National Player of the Year award."
Barrera spent one season playing professional basketball abroad in Sweden before starting his career in conditioning.
Barrera replaces former Alabama basketball strength and conditioning coach Mike Snowden, who left during the season last year.