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Daniel Barber

Position: Assistant Coach

Daniel Barber is entering his sixth season at Clemson after rounding out Amanda Butler’s staff in the summer of 2018. He was named the team’s recruiting coordinator in the summer of 2020.

In 2021-22, Barber guided Delicia Washington to First Team All-ACC honors and helped her improve her three-point shooting (.053 shooting percentage in ACC play in 2020-21; .458 shooting percentage in ACC play in 2021-22). He was also responsible for securing Clemson’s first-ever McDonald’s All-American recruit in Ruby Whitehorn (Detroit, Mich.) and guided Whitehorn to a spot on the ACC All-Freshman team in 2022-23.

In 2020-21, Barber guided Delicia Washington to Second Team All-ACC honors and Gabby Elliott to ACC All-Freshman honors.

In May of 2019, after his first season at Clemson, Barber was named as one of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Thirty Under 30. The award is given to 30 of the up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under across all levels of the sport.

In his first season as the guards coach at Clemson, Barber was instrumental in the development of a scrappy backcourt, placing two guards, Simone Westbrook and Danielle Edwards, on the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Defensive Team.

Barber was another familiar face from Coach Butler’s time at Florida. A 2012 graduate from the University of Florida, Barber served as the head manager for women’s basketball from 2011-12 and then went on to work as a graduate assistant while earning a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development.

Barber assisted Butler and her staff in scouting reports, player development and team travel. He was also responsible for conducting individual summer workouts with the team.

Following his time at Florida, Barber spent the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach at UNC Asheville, working primarily with the Bulldog guards. He assisted in recruiting, scouting, team academics and team-building activities, as well.

Prior to Clemson, Barber served as an assistant coach at Stetson from 2014-2018. The Hatters found their way to three postseason appearances and three 20+ win seasons during Barber’s time with the team, including the program’s first-ever ASUN regular season championship in 2016-17.

While working with the guards, Barber helped coach ASUN Player of the Year Brianti Saunders and ASUN Freshman of the Year McKenna Beach. Saunders finished her career as Stetson’s all-time leading scorer with 1,975 points.

Barber was married to the former Robyn Jones in the summer of 2017 and the couple welcomed their first child, Mya, in the summer of 2021.