Lamar Barrett brings 14 years of coaching experience to the ODU staff after three years as an assistant on Jones' staff at American. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Brown University before joining the American staff, coaching three All-Ivy League selections and was primarily responsible for recruiting. At AU, Barrett served in multiple facets including skill development, recruiting and game-planning.
Prior to coaching at Brown, Barrett worked for Hoop Group Elite where he served as director from 2006-2008. Hoop Group is the nation's largest high school exposure camp and assists the top academic high school basketball players in the country to showcase their abilities in the recruiting process. Barrett also served as an assistant coach at the University of New Haven from 2005-2006 and Central Connecticut State University from 2003-2005. Barrett also served as an assistant coach at two-time State Champion Oxon Hill High School (Md.) from 1997-2003.
Barrett graduated from Elizabeth City State University in 1994 with a B.S. in business administration, and was a two-year captain for the Vikings.
A native of Franklin, Va., he played for Franklin High School. Barrett has worked for a number of basketball camps and was the co-founder/head coach of Prince George's County Select AAU Team from 1999-2003. During that time he also served as a member of Board of Trustees of the Oxon Hill County Select AAU team. Barrett is married to the former Cassandra Woodhouse.
"Lamar has worked for me the last three years as an assistant at American and has done a tremendous job. His experiences are varied and I think he will be a great mentor for the student athletes on our team and a tremendous ambassador for Old Dominion University basketball. His diverse experiences include contacts in a wide range of geographic areas, but especially in the Washington, D.C. area where in addition to working at AU, Lamar worked as a high school coach for a number of years. As people will find out, Lamar is an extremely positive person who brings a lot of positive energy to the job and will have an excellent rapport with the young men on the basketball team." - Jeff Jones