Associate Head Coach Meg Barber
After five outstanding years on the recruiting trails and helping to develop the William and Mary frontcourt into one of the top units in the Colonial Athletic Association, Meg Barber was promoted to the post of Associate Head Coach in the summer of 2010. Barber has been instrumental in landing some of the most talented recruiting classes in Tribe history, including all-rookie honorees Taysha Pye (2009) and Emily Correal (2010).
In addition to recruiting, Barberís responsibilities include post development, opponent scouting, scheduling, assisting with conditioning, and practice planning. She is also the programís liason to compliance and the director of the William and Mary Basketball Camp.
Under her coaching, Tiffany Benson '10 improved from a gifted defender coming out of high school into the CAA's all-time leading shot-blocker, and the league's 2009 Defender of the Year. Benson finished her career with more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, one of just 14 players in the 25 years of the CAA (for either women or men) to accomplish that feat. Emily Correal earned all-rookie honors in 2009-10 after averaging 6.7 rebounds per game, ninth-most in the league. Her 202 total rebounds were the second-most ever by a freshman at W&M.
In Barber's five years, the Tribe as a team has posted four of the top five rebounding seasons in school history, the top three seasons in total defensive rebounds, and the top two seasons in total offensive rebounds. Barber's players have helped put 91 new entries on W&M's rebounding lists since 2005-06.
Prior to joining the Tribe staff, she spent three seasons at Utica College in New York as an assistant coach. At Utica, Barber was responsible for film breakdown, scouting, team defense, as well as coordinating recruiting visits. Additionally, Barber monitored Pioneer student-athletes in their academic progress, while assisting in game scheduling. She was also responsible for a variety of communications activities and was the co-director for the Utica College Girls Basketball Camp from 2002 to 2004.
Barber enjoyed a standout career at New York University, where she graduated in 2002 with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. A four-year member of the Violets womenís basketball squad, she helped lead the team to NCAA Elite Eight appearances in 1999 and 2001, as well as two ECAC Metro Championships. She was named the ECAC Metro Most Outstanding Player in the 2000 and 2002 seasons. Barber played in every game during her four-year career, starting in all but two of those games. She is ranked seventh on the Violetsí career scoring list with 1,228 points.
A native of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., and a fan of the New York Giants and New York Mets, Barber resides in Williamsburg. In her spare time she enjoys reading, golfing, and spending time with friends and family. She has two sisters, Kim and Anne, and is the daughter of Bud and Ellen Barber. She is the proud and loving aunt of her delightful nephew Connor and niece Julia.