July 16, 2009


Rey Named Head Coach at Alcorn State


Barrett Rey has been named head coach at Alcorn State, succeeding Willie “Rat” McGowan, Sr., who retired at the end of the 2009 season after 38 years and 720 victories.


Rey has been the head coach at Grambling State, posting a record of 56-94 in three seasons. Prior to Rey’s arrival, the Tigers were 6-36 and had not made the SWAC Tournament in seven seasons. GSU was in the conference tourney each of the past two seasons.


A native of New Orleans, Rey played baseball at Southern from 1993-97. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1997. Rey received his Master’s in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services from Southern in 1998.


Rey is the Chairperson of the SWAC Head Baseball Coaches and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.


The Braves were 29-19 this past season and reached the championship game of the SWAC Tournament, falling 12-10 to Southern in the title tilt.


Click here for list of 2009 Division I head coaching changes.