Alcorn State hires Barrett Rey away from Grambling as Head Baseball Coach
July 16, 2009
Alcorn State, MS--- Alcorn State University has named Barrett Rey as Head Baseball Coach. Rey takes over the Braves’ baseball program after the retirement of legendary coach, Willie “Rat” McGowan, Sr.
Prior to becoming Alcorn State’s head coach, Rey was head baseball coach at Grambling State University where he took over a six and thirty-six program, which had not made it to the conference tournament in seven years. During his past two seasons, the GSU Tigers earned a berth in the SWAC tournament. Rey compiled a 56-94 record over a three year span and in 2009; GSU advanced to the semi finals.
The New Orleans, Louisiana native says that he is “excited to be a part of the Braves family.”
As an undergraduate at Southern University, he was also part of the Jaguars’ baseball team from 1993 to 1997.
“I’ve observed him as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach over the years", said Brenda Square, ASU's Interim Athletic Director. "He is highly capable of leading the Braves and moving the program forward.”
While at Southern University, Rey was part of nine championships, and recruited a host of draft picks.
Rey received both his B.S. in Psychology in 1997 and Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services in 1998 from Southern University in Baton Rouge.
He is the Chairperson of the SWAC Head Baseball Coaches and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Rey is married to Melanie and is the father of one son, B.J.