Olympian, World Bronze Medalist Trevor Barry Joins NDSU Track & Field Staff
Release: February 18, 2013
FARGO, N.D. - The North Dakota State track & field programs have added one of the world's best high jumpers to the Bison coaching staff, head men's coach Don Larson and head women's coach Ryun Godfrey announced Monday.
Trevor Barry, a 2012 London Olympian and the bronze medalist at the 2011 World Championships in the high jump, joins the NDSU coaching staff as an assistant coach for the 2013 season. Barry will direct NDSU student-athletes in the high jump, long jump and triple jump.
"We are excited to have Trevor Barry join our staff," said Godfrey. "Trevor brings a wealth of experience and a great deal of passion to our program. Our jumpers will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best in the world."
"We're thrilled to have Trevor joining our staff," noted Larson. "He brings a wealth of knowledge in the sport of track & field and in the jumping events. His national and international competition experience will certainly add to our staff."
Barry is a decorated high jumper on the international track & field scene, owning a personal-best jump of 7-07.25 (2.32m). He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, representing his native Bahamas, and placed third in the high jump at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Barry won gold in the high jump at the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Championships held in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
In 2010, Barry took runner-up honors in the high jump at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. He was a three-time runner-up at the Central American and Caribbean Championships before capturing his first crown at the event in 2011.
Barry also owns a personal-best mark of 25-06.25 (7.78m) in the long jump.
"I am excited to be at NDSU," said Barry. "I think it's going to be a learning experience, and I'm looking forward to working with the athletes. They have a lot of talent, and I am hoping to share some of my knowledge with them."
Barry competed collegiately at Dickinson State University, where he set the school high jump and long jump records in 2006. He holds the Bison Sports Arena high jump record of 7-03.00, set in 2008, as well as the Shelly Ellig Indoor Facility record of 7-02.50.
Barry is married to Heather (Zander) Barry, a 2010 NCAA All-American in the heptathlon for North Dakota State.