|Title:||Assistant Coach - Tight Ends|
Kris Barber ’97, a former Yale quarterback, returns to New Haven as the Bulldogs’ tight ends coach. Barber, who spent the majority (2007-10) of his coaching career as the passing game coordinator (one season) and receivers coach at Colorado School of Mines, helped Harvard win a 2011 Ivy title with the second best scoring offense in the FCS during his one year in Boston.
During his four seasons in Colorado he also served as the Orediggers' video coordinator while working with all the pass catchers. Barber helped run a 2009 offense ranked fifth in passing, 13th in first downs and 18th in total offense. The 2010 CSM squad reached the Division II playoffs. He coached eight All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference picks in his three years, including the school’s single-season and career leader in touchdowns, Adam Saur.
Barber, who served as an assistant football coach for the 1997 United States Coast Guard Academy team, was a player/coach for the Oslo Trolls (Oslo, Norway) in 1997 and the 2002 Arlanda Jets (Stockholm, Sweden).
Barber played for college hall of fame head coach Carm Cozza after two seasons at Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan.
Barber, who spent seven years in the investment banking industry, was vice president of two Denver companies between 2003 and 2008.
He and his wife, Elizabeth, and their daughter, Avery, live in Branford.