Darrell Barber takes Pinson Valley basketball job
Pinson Valley's new basketball coach has a "championship" resume.
Long-time Midfield coach Darrell Barber is taking over the Indians basketball program, announcing his decision on Twitter:
Coach Barber and Midfield captured three state championships, winning the Class 4A title in 2012 and a pair of Class 3A titles (2014, 2017). The Patriots also advanced to the Final 4 round in 2011 and 2014. They were a favorite again last season, but became ineligible for the postseason. The AHSAA discovered that Midfield had played too many regular season games and the violation cost them a chance to defend it's title in Class 3A.
Barber replaces Cedric Lane, who was not retained after two success seasons. Pinson Valley reached 20 wins and advanced to the Regional Tournament in Class 6A in both seasons with Coach Lane.