CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Kris Barber has joined the Harvard University football coaching staff as a wide receivers coach in an announcement from Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football.
Barber, who begins his duties with the Crimson on Feb. 1, comes to Harvard after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant coach at Division II power Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colo.). Barber served as the Orediggers' passing game coordinator and video coordinator, including coaching of the program’s tight ends and H-backs.
Barber oversaw a prolific offense that helped guide CSM to the Division II playoffs in 2010 as his team ranked sixth nationally in passing and 12th in first downs while the Orediggers had three receivers rank among the top 25 nationally in receptions per game.
Barber coached eight All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference honorees in his three years including the school’s single season and career leader in touchdown receptions in Adam Saur.
Barber has previously served as an assistant football coach for the United States Coast Guard Academy, a position he held in 1997. Barber also spent time as a player/ coach for the Oslo Trolls (Oslo, Norway) in 1997. His final season as a player came in 2002 when he was also a player/ coach for the Arlanda Jets (Stockholm, Sweden).
A 1997 graduate of Yale University, Barber competed for three seasons on the Bulldogs' football team. Barber also played two seasons at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kansas, prior to enrolling at Yale. After graduating and aside from his coaching experience, Barber spent seven years in the investment banking industry.