Alabama basketball hires Henry Barrera as new strength and conditioning coach
Alabama basketball has hired Henry Barrera to be its new strength and conditioning coach, according to the staff directory.
He also posted the news on Instagram.
"On the road ... next stop T-town," Barrera wrote. "Pumped to get to work with (Alabama basketball). Roll Tide!!"
Barrera comes to the Crimson Tide from Liberty University, where he started in June 2015 as its director of sports performance before he became director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports in July 2018.
He replaces Mike Snowden, who left during the 2021-22 season. Snowden got a job in his hometown, Nate Oats said in February, as Snowden and his wife were expecting a child. The company Snowden was set to work for needed him to start March 1, Oats said. One of the football strength assistants, UJ Johnson, filled in for Snowden the rest of the season.
Prior to his time at Liberty, Barrera was a performance training specialist at Nike in Beaverton, Oregon. There, he led the design of training content for several projects as well as consulting with several training companies.
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During his playing career, Barrera played for Yakima Valley Community College before going to Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon, where he averaged double-figures in points. He was a three-time All-American at the NAIA school. Barrera then played one season of professional basketball.
Then he started his career in performance training 14 years ago.
Hoop Diaries is his training company that he has ran since 2008.
Nick Kelly covers Alabama football and men's basketball for The Tuscaloosa News, part of the USA TODAY Network. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter: @_NickKelly