Nate Oats announces new strength and conditioning coach for Alabama men's basketball
Nate Oats at Alabama on Tuesday announced the hiring of a new strength and conditioning coach, Henry Barrera.
Barrera comes to Tuscaloosa after he spent 7 years with Liberty University, where he previously served as the Flames’ men’s basketball director of performance from 2015-18 before he was promoted to the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports for the final 4 years in Lynchburg, Va.
“I am thrilled to have Henry and his family join our program,” Oats said in a statement. “I’ve known Henry for a long time and we’ve remained in close contact for more than a decade. When it comes to basketball-specific strength and conditioning training, Henry consistently remains on the cutting edge. He has a built-in mindset of continuous growth in that regard, and the results speak for themselves. Henry is also a man of high character and is willing to do anything it takes to help the program be successful. He is a natural fit with our players, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to Tuscaloosa.”
Hired by Liberty men’s basketball head coach Ritchie McKay in 2015, Barrera was there when the Flames had a combined 166 victories (166-61) over that span, which averaged out to 23.7 wins per season, and a .731 winning percentage.