Jim Barr
Jim Barr
Title: Men's Head Coach
Phone: 407-694-9779
Email: jbarr@holycross.edu
Previous College: Temple, 2012
Experience: Second Season

Jim Barr is currently in his second season at Holy Cross as the head men's rowing coach in 2015-2016.

Barr, who previously served as the assistant coach at Holy Cross for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons, was named the interim head coach in the fall of 2014. He led the team to a historic season as the varsity eight finished a program-best 17th in the heavyweight eight competition at the 2015 Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) National Championship. The varsity eight was ranked in the USRowing men's varsity eight poll for five straight weeks, the first time they have ever been ranked more than once in a season. The Crusaders’ varsity eight defeated six nationally ranked teams over the course of the year.  

Barr was a four-year rower at Temple and also rowed for Vesper and Malta for four summer seasons. At Temple, Barr was a stand-out athlete and was named Freshman of the Year after stroking the top eight in his first year. As a senior he received the Most Valuable Rower Award. At Vesper, Barr won four Club National Championships and four Canadian Henley Golds in heavyweight boats and for Malta, Barr won Canadian Henley Gold in the men's lightweight quad in 2013.

A Central Florida native and Winter Park High School graduate Barr won four state championships and many medals at Stotebury as well as Scholastic and Youth Nationals including a gold in 2008 at Scholastic Nationals.

At Holy Cross Barr has coached many successful crews including a second place club 4+ at The Head of The Charles. Also Barr has been a part of helping the team to win the most improved award at the IRA National Regatta.