“I’m excited to work with all 21 sports teams here at Kutztown University,” Barry said. “Kutztown University has always held a strong reputation as a competitive member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Having the ability to positively influence hundreds of student-athletes in a campus as beautiful as Kutztown is a tremendous opportunity and is something that I’m very thankful for.”
Barry comes to Kutztown after spending the last year as the strength and conditioning assistant at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md. While there, he worked directly with women’s soccer, women’s rugby and men’s and women’s swimming and diving, while assisting with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball. Barry also spent the 2017 spring semester as an intern assisting in the
implementation of in-season strength and conditioning for the 2017 North East Conference Tournament champion and March Madness finalist men’s basketball team.
Prior to joining the Mount Saint Mary’s staff, Barry served as an athletic performance graduate assistant at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He completed his master’s degree in sports administration and physical education in 2016. While at Pembroke, Barry developed a semi-annual comprehensive power, strength and mobility program for women’s golf, and assisted with football, baseball and men’s soccer.
Barry began his career in the strength and conditioning field as the men’s soccer strength coach in 2015 at his alma mater, Mercyhurst University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2015. While on the Lakers strength staff, he coordinated and programmed all aspects of off-season strength and conditioning programs for the nationally ranked men’s soccer program.
Outside of his collegiate experience, Barry is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Certified Personal Trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.