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jan barker - dick Risenhoover award 2017


Jan Barker - Volleyball

Why Honored: Barker led Amarillo High to 10 state high school volleyball championships, the most team state titles by a coach in Amarillo ISD history.

Barker won her first state title in 1987 and her last one in 2016. The highlight of that run was winning four state titles in a row from 2006-09 with her two daughters playing - an accomplishment never achieved before at the state’s highest level - and compiling a 187-8 record.

Her last season at AHS, she guided the Lady Sandies to a 39-8 and finished her career with 1,116-175 record. 

Barker made 14 state tournament appearances, coached 16 All-Americans and helped send more than 100 of her players off to play college, 34 of them at the NCAA Division I level.