Joseph (Joe) Barber

Associate Head Coach- Men's Soccer

Barber enjoyed a successful season as head coach at Milligan University in 2022, leading the Buffaloes to a 10-3-7 record, a first-place conference finish and a berth in the NAIA National Tournament.
The Leeds, England, native was named Appalachian Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for his efforts. Milligan recovered from an 0-2-3 start to carry a 15-match unbeaten streak into the national tournament.

Barber led the Buffaloes to a 9-1-3 league mark and mentored the AAC Player of the Year and three All-AAC selections in 2022.

He spent time as an assistant coach at the Division I level at Georgia Southern (2018-2020) and Temple (2016-2017), helping Georgia Southern to the Sun Belt Tournament final in 2018 and a final RPI of 75. He helped Temple to 19 wins over two seasons in Philadelphia and a third place finish in the conference in 2017.

Barber also spent time on coaching staffs at Auburn-Montgomery (2021), Eastern Florida State (2015) and the University of Mobile (2014).

He played collegiately at both Limestone and Florida Tech, graduating from Florida Tech with a degree in business administration with a minor in sustainability in 2014.

Barber also serves as an assistant coach for the semi pro USL2 club Asheville City.