Barrett was very excited after receiving the news and said he considered it an honor to simply be in the list of nominees because he loves what he does for the students. He has been coaching for a total of 35 years and 14 of those have been for Westfield.
“My philosophy has always been to play the game with character, class, hustle and the desire to improve in some small way each day. That includes in the classroom and on the diamond,” said Barrett. “I have very high expectations from my student athletes. They are students first and athletes second, because that is a privilege.”
Barrett believes the hard work and dedication he puts into the sport is what has made him the recipient of such high honor. He encourages his student athletes to have fun and stay positive, motivating them to be good students in the community, classroom and the sport.
Barrett currently serves as the membership chairman of the Texas High School Baseball Association, with over 3,000 members.
The Houston Area Baseball Coaches Association was founded in 1972 and is the fastest growing baseball associations in the country with over 3,200 members.