Mike Barber, Head Coach
Coach Barber has coached hundreds of JATC athletes – and many national champions – since the club’s formation in 1993. He is USATF Level 1-certified and has attended school at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Barber attended Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., where he competed with the men’s track team. Individually, Barber specialized in the 400M and 800M. He also twice competed in the NCAA Division III national championships as part of the mile-relay team. Coach Barber and his wife, Julia, have five daughters and live in Tulsa.
“I am excited to coach the Jenks America Track Club and I dream of Olympians coming from our beloved Oklahoma. God has planted us in the middle of the United State and we are working hard where we are to be better all the time as individuals and as a club. I’m proud to have coached many state and national champions over the years. But I’m just as proud of all the others – young and old alike – who come and run, never winning or intending to win a national championship, but more importantly discovering their own unique potential.
Keep working hard! Our Jenks America Track club can do it!”