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Coach Barnard is entering his 6th season at Stillwater High School.

The 2014 Pioneers saw much success finishing 7-4 and qualifying for the state playoffs once again, led by a strong senior class including college signees TB/LB Cameron Mayberry (Colorado School of Mines), WR/DB Brandon Prather (NEO), OL/DL Noah Jackson (NEO), LB CJ Citizen (Wayland Baptist), DL Dayton Campbell (Texas College), and OL/DL Cyntrell Carden (NEO). 2014 was not without complications; Sr. Quarterback Braxton Noble sustained a season-ending injury on the last play of the first half Week 2 at Mustang. Marlon McDonald III took over the QB duties and Stillwater was able to still beat the Broncos on the road. A week 1 victory over Deer Creek followed by wins at Mustang and vs. Edmond North and U.S. Grant had the Pioneers 4-0 and looking poised for a storybook season. Noble's 3rd season ending injury of his high school career could have completely derailed the Pioneers again, but the play of all those seniors already mentioned along with the likes of WR/DB Isaiah Johnson, LB Logan Anderson, OL/DL DJ Peckham, FB/TE Will Fowler, DL Tim Swinford, DB Romiki Dorris, LB Henry Moon, RB Ty Smith, DL Drew Hamilton, and WR Roy Anderson weren't going to allow that. It's exciting to think what might have been if seniors Brooks Zimmerman, Braxton Noble, and Kaden Secrest hadn't been sidelined with injuries. But the Pioneers didn't make excuses then and they won't now either. Stillwater was the Conference Champion of the newly formed Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference (COAC) which includes Mustang, Yukon, and Deer Creek, and all of the Edmond, Norman, and Moore schools and showed once again the Pioneers are a program to contend with.

2011-2013 was a bit of a roller coaster ride for Barnard and the Pioneers. After finishing 8-3 and qualifying for the playoffs in his first season at the helm all the while destroying the offensive record books, Stillwater struggled with injuries for the next 2 seasons losing quarterback Braxton Noble both years to injury. The young Pioneers never gave up and rallied late in 2013 behind the play of QB Jon Littel (OSU baseball signee, and younger brother of Jerame). The Pioneers only managed 2 and 3 wins those years, but the leadership lessons were great for everyone in the program. The Pioneers' mantra is T3RE which stands for Toughness, Trust, Teamwork, Relationships, and Excellence. The players are learning that these core values put to work WILL create success for them to enjoy.

Before his time in Stillwater, Coach Barnard spent the past 7 years at Shiloh Christian High School in Springdale, Arkansas. He was hired at Shiloh in May of 2004 as co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. After one year in that capacity Coach Barnard was named defensive coordinator. While 2004 and 2005 saw Shiloh fall in the state quarter-finals, the Saints made five straight Arkansas state championship game appearances from 2006-2010, winning titles in '06, '08, '09 and 2010. The Saints' offenses and defenses were dominant during this run of title appearances; beating their opponents by an average of 44-16 and setting numerous state records in many categories. In 2009 Shiloh finished the season ranked #23 in the country by USAToday and was ranked in the top 25 in the U.S. by many publications in the 2010 preseason rankings. During Barnard's tenure Shiloh accumulated a record of 74-13, losing a total of only 5 games over the last 5 seasons.

Coach Barnard is a 1998 graduate of Oklahoma State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology. Upon graduation he began his coaching and teaching career at Woodland High School in his hometown of Fairfax where he coached for 2 years. In 2000 Barnard moved to Arkansas Baptist High School in Little Rock where he served as offensive coordinator for the football team as well as assisting in basketball and baseball. After only one year at Arkansas Baptist; Barnard was promoted to Head Football Coach where he led the football team to an improved record each of the next 3 years finishing 7-3 his final season at the helm.

Tucker was married in Dec. 1997 to his wife Mckale. They have three incredible boys Carter (13), Tate (6), and Charlie (5).
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