Crimson Tide to host two baseball camps this winter
Bobby Barbier joined the Crimson Tide staff in 2010 after spending two years as an assistant coach at Northwestern (La.) State (2008-09). In his role with the Tide, Barbier is the team's third base coach, coordinates the running game, works with the outfielders and oversees the Alabama Baseball Camps. He also assists in the areas of hitting, defense and pitching for the program.
"Bobby is one of the brightest young coaches out there," head baseball coach Mitch Gaspard said. "He played for me at Northwestern State and truly understands how our program works. He does a great job as our third base coach and does a number of other things to help the program improve. He will be a tremendous baseball coach in the future, and we are fortunate to have him with us."
Barbier wrapped up a remarkable four-year playing career in 2006 at Northwestern State, where he earned two All-Southland Conference honors and an Academic All-America award under then-head coach Mitch Gaspard.
Barbier completed his career being listed in the school's top 10 in eight offensive categories. In 2004, he became the eighth student-athlete in NSU history to be named an Academic All-American. He hit .293 that season with a team-high nine home runs.
The 28-year old Barbier played high school ball at Archbishop Shaw in New Orleans, earning all-state, all-district and all-metro honors. He also was part of two American Legion state championship teams.
Barbier earned his bachelor of science degree from Northwestern State in health and human performance in December of 2006. He is married to Kody (Sprout) Barbier, and the couple recently welcomed their first child, Landry Claire, in August of 2012.